I’m So Full of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom of Children Paperback – May 16, 2017
by Martin Andersen (Author), Moira Tuffy (Author)
The funny things kids say or the hygge wisdom of children
Is 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 published Kids Say the IDarndest Things in 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”. In I’m So Full of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom of Children you 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?”
All Things Bright and Beautiful: The Incredible Wisdom of Children
Years 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.
From the Author
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.”
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Mango (May 16, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1633535487
- ISBN-13: 978-1633535480
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 6.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces