This is a small book about a big question! A mini hardback for all ages that celebrates a good life

Julia Marshall, Publisher


A witty, thought-provoking gift book about keeping life simple.

Written by Jutta Bauer

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  • Description

    Selma is asked: What is happiness?

    She says: Happiness is eating a little grass at sunrise, playing with the children until lunchtime, doing a little exercise after lunch, a little more grass, a chat with her neighbour Mrs Miller in the evening and then a lovely long sleep.

    If she had more time? She would eat a little grass in the morning, play with the children until lunchtime, do a little exercise after lunch, eat a little more grass, chat with her neighbour Mrs Miller in the evening and then have a lovely long sleep.

    And if she won a million dollars? She would eat a little grass…

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Germany
    Reader Age 5-7 year, 6-8 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Kirkus Reviews

      The illustrations are wholly engaging; they are full-page bleeds on the recto, executed in a saturated palette in comforting earth tones with engaging shadow details that give dimension to the landscapes. Selma is an appealing-looking sheep who exudes placidity, contentment, and a little humor.

    2. Youth Services Book Review

      Bauer’s cartoon animals have a quiet dignity, which is comic nonetheless, with Sempé-like expressiveness. The simple background of each page and the repetitive text keep the focus on the sheep’s simple life. This German import sends a sweet message about the value of choosing joy…A fun gift book for adults or teens.

    3. Swings + Roundabouts

      It is a small and easy read and could potentially provide an opening to start a conversation on emotions and balance in life. The illustrations are pleasant and add to the book without taking over. A perfect read for both a one-on-one or group setting.

    4. Book Trailers for Kids and YA

      This is lovely new edition gift book, full of happiness to share.

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