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Live events and beautiful children's books about choosing happiness, by Tessa Cobb

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The Happy Book Lady
went back to school!

Tessa had the time of her life on the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.

Check out Tessa's portfolio for new books in development, lots of fun in the print room, and adventures in her sketchbooks.

London exhibition 2024

Tessa and her children's book illustration MA buddies showed off their fabulous work at Candid Arts Trust gallery in London in Feburary, 2024.

The show celebrated 85 artists from around the world who create beautiful books from a unique and authentic place.

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Award-winning books

Tessa is delighted that her book 'Why I Swim' has been selected for the DPictus UnPublished Picturebook Showcase 2024!

Publishers from around the world voted for their favourite projects which will be displayed on the DPictus stand at Bologna.

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She's on a podcast!

Tessa had so much fun recording this radio show with Nik and Nigel a couple of years ago. And they just brought it out as a podcast!

They talk about creativity, happiness, and how to get back in touch with out inner child.

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Very happy to be working with...

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School author and illustrator visits

Meet real life illustrator and author, Tessa Cobb! Founder of The Happy Book Company and all round creative superwoman.


Join her reading from her happy books, see her draw things with her magic pencil right in front of your eyes, and hear all about the story behind the happy stories.

Why is this Book Lady so Happy?

Making books about choosing happiness

Tessa loves books. Especially ones with pictures in. 

Jump inside Tessa's studio and find out how she makes her illustrations and where her happy stories come from.

And maybe you'll find out why she's always so god dam happy. Where did The Happy Book Company come from?

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What's so great about
a live school author visit?

illustrator, Author, and school event host

Tessa makes children's books about choosing happiness, and loves sharing her stories with young people at school events, literature festivals and all sorts of other book events.

She started The Happy Book Company in 2018 when she decided to make happiness her number 1 priority in life, and has never looked back.

She is currently taking an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. This is so she can make even more wonderful Happy Books, in new and exciting ways.

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How do school author visits work with The Happy Book Lady?

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