Layla's Happiness

Layla's Happiness Book Details

Spirited and observant, Layla's a child who's been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It's her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan, the community garden, and so much more. Written by poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin, this is a story of flourishing within family and community.

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  • David Schaafsma

    Author Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrator Ashleigh Corrin create a happy, exuberant, colorful book that sort of reminds me of The Sound of Music song, "My Favorite Things," since it is mainly a...

  • Julie Ehlers

    Layla's Happiness is the second picture book I've read on the recommendation of the Brain Pickings website (the first was Walking in the City with Jane). I'm generally not a big picture-book reader an...

  • Cristina

    This story of family, community, love & happiness reads beautifully and leads to wonderful conversations with my daughter. A perfect read aloud paired with whimsical illustrations....

  • Panda Incognito

    This book includes some strange poetic imagery that isn't great for a picture book audience, but it's great overall. I love the vivid, colorful illustrations, and the book prompts adults and children ...

  • Becki Iverson

    This was just the cutest, most positive kid's book. The entire thing is literally just about finding joy and beauty everywhere in your life. The illustrations look like they could have been drawn by a...

  • Molly Cluff (Library!)

    The first couple pages of this book read more literary, like a poem (the line about the "wish flower's sister" was more on the poetry side). Then it's a darling list of all the little things that Layl...

  • Erin Buhr

    I loved this story. I think I loved it because the pages explode with joy and warmth. It's a simple story - just a girl telling you what happiness means to her. The text is brief, but it uses colors a...

  • Jenn Adams

    Generally like this but some mixed feelings. The hand-written style font might make it difficult for some children to read on their own. I liked when she was listing all the different things that make...

  • Jared White

    A cute book about the everyday, "simple" things which make one little girl happy. A good book to spark the conversation of "What makes you happy?" I think this would be fun in a group or one-on-one. Y...

  • Sara Foster

    This book radiates pure joy! In a world where happiness is at a premium, it is wonderful to sit down and open this treasure bursting with cheerful expressions of unabated, pertinacious warmth from a c...