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Tessa Yates is author, illustrator and creator of The Happy Book Company

About me

The Happy Book Company makes beautiful children's books that inspire young people to choose happiness, no matter what happens.

Hello, my name is Tessa Cobb and I am the founder of The Happy Book Company, based in Bath UK.

I write and illustrate beautiful books about awesome animals and astronauts. They go on adventures to find out how to choose happiness for themselves, even when everything goes wrong. My characters learn about the power of human connection, perseverance, pride, trust an self-love...all vital ingredients in the recipe for true happiness.

Being on a happiness mission myself, I started making children's books when I finally decided to live a fun, creative and fulfilling life.

I grew up in the countryside and I would spend hours making comics, scrap books and illustrated stories to make sense of the world around me, and bring it to life.

Now I get to spend all day keeping my inner 5 year old very happy, learning new ways to tell my stories. My primary mission in life is to be happy, and it makes me extremely happy to share these books with you.

Children's book author and illustrator Tessa Cobb, The Happy Book LadyChildren's book author and illustrator Tessa Cobb, The Happy Book LadyThe Happy Book Lady, part of The Happy Book Company

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  • "Tessa is all at once a great storyteller, illustrator and philosopher. She lives her life by the values she celebrates in her books."
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  • "With subtle themes of gratitude, pride and perseverance this is perfect for all readers with a dream in their hearts! "
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  • "The smile on Little Tessa's face as she says "I will only succeed; I won't settle for less" is wonderful and reads like a mantra for all!"
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  • "An encouraging story despite all the challenges that Little Tessa faces along the way to become an Astronaut. "
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"Bath Children's Literature Festival 2022"
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Sep 2022


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