I'm So Full Of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom Of Children by Martin AndersenI'm So Full Of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom Of Children by Martin Andersen

I'm So Full Of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom Of Children

byMartin Andersen, Moira Tuffy

Paperback | May 16, 2017

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The funny things kids say or the hygge wisdom of childrenIs there anything more likely to make you laugh and put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? Ever since Art Linkletter first publishedKids Say the Darndest Thingsin 1957, people have laughed and been delighted with the innocent, funny things kids say. The Danes have a word for the feeling of happy delight that you get from simple things in life, such as the funny things kids say, it's called "hygge". InI'm So Full of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom of Childrenyou will explore many of the funny things kids say in our world today.The hygge wisdom of kids:It's not only endless, but often an endless source of joy, like these hilarious quotes: • Dylan, age 5, "Mom, did it hurt much when you gave birth to Daddy?" • Keira, age 8, "Being in love is like having a birthday in your stomach." • Miley, age 3, "When I grow up, I want to be pregnant. Or a princess." • Jayden, age 5, "Mom, how old were you when you were my age?"The latest in funny kids books:"I'm So Full of Happy Today" is a heartwarming collection of the remarkably observant, funny and wise things said by children, aged two to ten years. All of the stories have a very real and personal feel, and include the name and age of each child. These playful, sometimes "tongue-in-cheek" tales straight from the minds and mouths of kids will have you learning and laughing long after you've turned the last page. You will be hygge happy!More from this hygge funny things kids say book:• Round and Round it Goes Samuel, age 4: "Mom, does the Earth ever get dizzy?" • Insightful Abigail, age 4: "Mommy, do you know why it snows?" Mother: "Hmm no, why?" Abigail: "It's because the clouds wants to give the kids something funny to play with." • Astrology for Beginners 3 girls, age 4, during nursery school lunch-break discuss zodiac signs: Jessica: "I'm a Capricorn." Taylor: "I'm a Virgo." Ashley: "I'm a Princess." •Jurassic Dad Sydney, age 7: "Dad, you're so old you must remember what the dinosaurs looked like?"
Martin is a Danish professional game designer. He comes to North America approximately twice a year to negotiate and promote his new products to the toy industry. He has won multiple awards both for his games and as a game designer. Also, he is an associated professor at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh where he teaches five cou...
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Title:I'm So Full Of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom Of ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.5 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 16, 2017Publisher:Mango MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1633535487

ISBN - 13:9781633535480

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. I have heard from a lot of Danish readers over the years, and just about all of them have said, "We love to 'hygge' with these books."So, what is "hygge"? There have been a lot of books on this subject recently, but let me try to give you a brief explanation. "Hygge" is sitting under a blanket looking out at the rain. It is having dinner at home with some good friends. It is reading a book in front of the fire. It is meeting with an old friend for a cup of coffee. It is going to the movies with someone. Well, this might not be a very good explanation, but I'm sure you get the idea by now. In fact, I'm sure everyone in the whole world does things like this. Most likely, the main difference is that Danes have a word for it. It is just like when kids sometimes make up words to express something or say something that doesn't make sense gramatically, but definitely explains something very clearly. Like, "I'm so full of happy today."

Editorial Reviews

All Things Bright and Beautiful: The Incredible Wisdom of ChildrenYears ago, I was walking down the street and passed a group of young kids on an excursion with their teacher. I saw one of the youngsters suddenly look up at the sky and declare in a loud joyful voice, "Look a sky line!" I looked up to see what he was shouting about and saw a white puffy line made by the jet stream of an airplane. I thought to myself, how delightfully accurate the child was. What an adult calls a "skyline" is not actually a sky line. It's the outline of buildings against the horizon. What the child clearly saw was a true line in the sky.Kids have a remarkable way of seeing things. They are unencumbered by past events, they put together seeming unrelated items and they enthusiastically share their new discoveries with everyone who will listen. Because of this, and so much more, I believe that children can be our best teachers. And that is why this book is a gem. In a world that is filled with false news accounts and irritating circumstances, perhaps it is time to turn to young kids who frequently tell-it-like-it-is and who often help us to laugh, no matter what the situation and often despite it. Authors Andersen and Tuffy have done an extraordinary job of collecting the bon mots from children, both their own and others'. While this may seem like an easy task for anyone who can comb the internet for hundreds of wise and witty kid's sayings, that is not the case here. This book is a culmination of over 25 years of Andersen personally collecting those memorable words from his own offspring. And that is what makes this book so special and unlike many others that I've seen in this genre. While based on a common idea.collect the heart-warming and the humorous that come out of the mouths of the very young.these, unlike most others, are fresh, inspiring and a joy to read. Moreover, the book categorizes these charming in like-minded thoughts. A few of my favorites are: Logically Speaking (Justin, age 6: "Daddy, why is it called corners of the world when the world is round?") Sooo Embarrassing (Father: "Stop picking your nose, Abigail!" Abigail, age 4: "I'm not picking my nose, Daddy. My finger is just looking!") and Blessings of Motherhood: (Isaac, age 3: "Mom, I would like to have such a big bottom like you, so I don't fall into the toilet so easily."All in all, this book makes a wonderful read for anyone who needs some uplifting, for new parents to prepare them prepare for what to expect as their child grows up, and for both parents and grandparent to help them remember the marvelous things their own children once said. In other words, it makes a great gift to give to yourself or anyone who either has children or was once a child themselves.