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

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Storytelling and live drawing workshops

Tessa’s stories are brought to life in an energetic interactive story time. Hear the story behind the story, and get a sneak peak into Tessa’s author journey and artistic process.


Enjoy participatory story reading, with a chat about what makes a Happy Book.


Learn to draw Happy Book characters with Tessa’s easy step-by-step guided live illustration. With The Happy Book Lady everyone is an artist.

The 'Art of Happiness' Workshop

Did you know that everyone can choose happiness for themselves, no matter what?


Tessa works with groups of up to 100 pupils to explore what happiness is, and how we can choose it in our lives.

Top illustration tips and simple visual story-telling techniques empower young artists to create
narratives that serve their happiness.


Workshops can be run on the topics of Vulnerability, inspired by Squirrel and the Three Bears, Resilience with The Girl Who Walked to the Moon, or Togetherness
with Geoffrey Finds A Bike.


What's a storytelling event like?

The Girl Who Walked To The Moon with Tessa Yates
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