The Happy Book by Malachy Doyle
  

Synopsis

The Happy Book by Malachy Doyle

Squabble less! Share more! Tease less! Tickle more! This charming picture book text is perfect for adult and child to read together. It has cheerful messages about sharing, giving and how to spread a little happiness to others, all complemented by bright, warm and colourful illustrations.

Reviews

With soft, inviting illustrations and an opposites narrative, Malachy Doyle's pretty picture book is a wonderful reassuring read Junior A simple but uplifting book Juno Such simple concepts in this friendly picture book, but such important ones! Uff's lightness of touch in the illustrations is a perfect compliment to Doyle's spare and humorous text. A real delight! Books for Keeps

About the Author

Malachy Doyle

Malachy Doyle was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland in 1954. His parents had recently moved up from Dublin and named him, their seventh child, after a local saint. They lived in Whitehead, a small town at the mouth of Belfast Lough all his childhood; his father still lives there. He went to secondary school (Saint Malachy’s College) in Belfast, and then to Bolton, Lancashire where he studied for a degree in Psychology. Malachy taught in Leeds for a year, followed by six months packing Polo Mints. He then worked for seven long years in advertising, firstly for Rowntree Mackintosh in York and later for general foods in Banbury, before buying a small holding in West Wales.

To feed his wife, Liz, their three young children, Naomi, Hannah and Liam (now teenagers), and numerous goats, pigs and chickens, Malachy took a job as a care assistant in a local Residential Special School. For the next seven years he darned socks, patched jeans and generally looked after the children there, before being offered the post of Deputy Head at another Special School. They moved to Machynlleth, a small town on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, and three years later he began to write for children. He now writes full time, apart from visiting schools or escaping into the mountains, and his books are available in eleven different languages.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5

Author

Malachy Doyle
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Author's Website

www.malachydoyle.co.uk/mdpa...

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

3rd May 2011

ISBN

9780747595489


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