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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 Yates 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 no matter what. 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.

Tessa's illustrations are inspired by real people and placesTessa's artwork is all hand-paintedTessa has a number of new books in the pipeline

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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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