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You can cheer yourself up in lots of ways. Try being friendly to someone in need of a friend. Do something you think is fun, like riding a bike or putting on a show. Keep thinking happy thoughts. And even when you don’t feel lovable, remember that you are loved by many people.
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! y p Hap Nancy Carlson
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To my friend Elaine W., who makes friends wherever she goes
(although don’t ask her to hold your canoe!)
Feeling sad? Cheer up! Life is a lot more fun when you think happy
So make yourself happy by looking in the mirror and shouting, “I AM COOL ! ”
and be s k c o s y h s a fl e s Wear tho ool to the first kid in sch
Make Yourself by speaking up for yourself!
When you can’t figure something out,
ask for help.
bully is bothering you,
remember there is always someone to help you.
Make Yourself by having fun!
e d i s t u o y Pla until
Throw a party or
put on a
Make Yourself by taking care of your body!
Go for a bike
Get a good
Drink lots of water because your body LOVES it!
Make Yourself by being friendly!
Wave at your neighbors and guess what?
They’ll wave back!
Accept hugs from people who care about you.
And hug , them back because
HUGS EEL F T S U J GOOD !
Be the first to say hi to the new kid and . . .
. . . you might find a new
Listen to old folks because they have to tell!
Make Yourself by staying calm.
faith and you’ll always have someone to talk to.
Think happy thoughts when things are tough.
When you don’t feel lovable,
never, ever forget you are
! E D V O L
When you make yourself happy, something really amazing will happen—
you’ll make everyone around you
happy too !
Text and illustrations copyright © 2009 by Nancy Carlson All rights reserved. International copyright secured. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise— without the prior written permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. Carolrhoda Books A division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. 241 First Avenue North Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A. Website address: www.lernerbooks.com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Carlson, Nancy L. Think happy! / by Nancy Carlson. p. cm. ISBN 978–0–8225–8940–2 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) 1. Happiness—Juvenile literature. 2. Conduct of life— Juvenile literature. I. Title. BF575.H27C373 2009 646.7083—dc22 2008021180 Manufactured in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 6 – PA – 14 13 12 11 10 09 eISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5187-0
has written and illustrated nearly 50 children’s books, bringing her lovable characters to life with comical moral lessons. Some of her most popular titles include Think Big!, It’s Not My Fault!, Smile A Lot!, and Harriet and George’s Christmas Treat. Ms. Carlson knew in kindergarten that she wanted to “make pictures and tell stories.” Many of her stories come from her childhood experiences, and all contain universal and timeless situations. Ms. Carlson lives and works in Minneapolis, where she enjoys sports, playing in the snow, eating her favorite food (cookies!), and spending time with her family and their many pets.
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