Our 3-yr old grandson loves these Roger Hargreaves books. They are both simple and imaginative, humorous, and will even hold your interest as the reader. There are definitely concepts in these little books that you would like your children to emulate, and they will "get it," without the books' being preachy.
How happy I was to see how happy my grandchildren were to have this read to them, precisely as their mother was when we read this to her when she was a toddler. I am also very pleased by the parallel "Miss" books.
My two-year-old loves many of the "Mr Men" books, and Mr Happy is one of his two favorites (Mr Quiet being the other). I love reading this to him as well. In this book, Mr Happy in Happyland stumbles upon Mr Miserable and teaches him to be happy.
Roger Hargreaves' story is short, simple, and easy for kids to follow, with just enough alliteration to make it fun. His pictures are bright and bring the story to life.
My son so loves this book that every time he sees a "smiley face" he exclaims "Mr Happy in Happyland!"