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ISBN-10: 1592703518
ISBN-13: 9781592703517
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publish Date: 03/30/2021
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 9.10" W, 0.50" H

The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth

Illustrator: Hyewon Yum

Hardcover

Price: $18.95

Overview

Starting from the happiness of waking up into a brand-new day, the book goes on to explore the kinds of relationships and contrasts that play out between our feelings and experiences. These contrasts play out beautifully across the page from left to right, and across a couple of long gatefold pages. Whether it’s the nervousness of a beginning paired with the happiness of a middle; the indignity of a cut against the happiness of a scab; the boredom of nothing to do contrasted with the happiness of nothing to do; or the divide of mine against the happiness of our, these pages challenge the reader to think about daily activities and experiences and the feelings they conjure. They also lead us to think about the substance of our happiness, and what the ingredients of it might be. Written with subtlety and nuance and illustrated in pencil, pen and watercolor with great tenderness, The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in its Mouth is a gentle, fun, and philosophical read, with which one can start and end the day.

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"A contemplative exploration... Readers will thrill to a spread about the critical difference between hearing no and saying no." –Kirkus
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Details

ISBN-10: 1592703518
ISBN-13: 9781592703517
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publish Date: 03/30/2021
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 9.10" W, 0.50" H
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