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

Selma Book Preview


  • 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.

Available worldwide from your local bookstore or online.

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