Be Happy to Be You by Diane Hull: RWYK Certified Great Read

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 #RWYK Great Read #Review – Be Happy to Be You, written by Diane Hull & Illustrated by Jan Dolby

5 stars

RWYK Certified Great Read Announcement


Happy Friday Readers!!

At Reading with Your Kids, we’re all about encouraging kids to love and accept themselves for who they are. Being you is the best thing you can do for yourself.  Children’s picture books can be a powerful tool to share this message without preaching. In today’s blog, we’re delighted to introduce you to our brand NEW Reading with your kids Certified Great Read titled Be Happy To Be You! 

Be Happy To Be You is an animal picture book written by Diane Hull and illustrated by Jan Dolby. This book is guaranteed to teach children the value and importance of self-love and encourage them to build a foundation for their own well being and happiness.

So if you’re looking for a fun book that addresses self-love, pick this book up!


Let’s have a look at the Book Blurb

Be Happy to Be You by Diane Hull

Be Happy to Be You by Diane Hull


Baby bird wasn’t happy.
He longed to be like other animals.
He wanted to swim and run and jump.
But he had to learn to be happy as he was…
He had to learn just to be himself!

 Links to Purchase: Amazon

MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing


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About Diane Hull

Diane HullDiane Hull is a retired Primary School teacher, specializing in the Early
Years, who lives in Todmorden in England. Known as “Grandma Duck” to her
grandchildren, she is very much in touch with what young children like to read
and have read to them. Educated at Manchester Metropolitan University,
Diane graduated with a B A (Hons) First Class in Early Childhood Studies and is
a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.


Where can you find Diane Hull on the internet?


Our Review

Universal Message, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated!

Be Happy to Be You is a children’s picture book written by Diane Hull and illustrated by Jan Dolby. Filled with beautifully illustrated pictures and simple text, this book is an absolute treat for children and adults alike!

Be Happy to be You – Diane Hull

Charming from the start, this whimsically illustrated story follows a little bird who is not happy with his life and envies other animals. He keeps comparing himself with the other animals and wishes to do everything they can do. He looks at the fish in the river and tells his mother that he wants to swim. His mom reminds him that he can fly high in the sky. When he looks at horses in the field, he wants to run and when he sees the frogs jumping, he wants to jump across the lily pads, too. His mother constantly reminds of his own skills and gifts that he is blessed with. She advises him to value his strengths and tells him “To Be Happy To Be You”.


Be Happy to be You – Diane Hull

One day Baby bird catches a cold. He gets weak and unable to follow his daily routine, he is required to rest and stay in his nest for a few days. He couldn’t fly or sing and couldn’t sit on the tree. He felt sad and wished to be able to enjoy things that made him feel special. When he recovered, he flapped his wings, flew high into the sky, sat in the tree and watched the world go by. He realizes his self-worth and is finally happy to be himself, which is actually amazing, fun, and wonderful!

The ability to being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. This positive and empowering picture book, by author Diane Hull, will help kids to embrace who they are and look for their unique potential and become strong, happy, awesome adults.

Be Happy to be You – Diane Hull

Illustrations in vibrant colors perfectly match this celebration of self-love and acceptance. Be Happy To Be You cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an easy, child-friendly format. Targeted at young kids first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their uniqueness.

Be Happy to be You – Diane Hull

Final Verdict

Overall, BE HAPPY TO BE YOU is a sweet, quick read that your little ones will be sure to love.  Like the little bird, many kids are not satisfied with their lives and hopefully, this book will help them to cope with self-doubt and offer them an opportunity to discuss their feelings!

Be Happy To You

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