Happy Pants

Happy Pants

HeatherGallagher / Apr 04, 2020

Happy Pants When Mummy wears her happy pants we build sandcastles go out for babycinos and have lots and lots of cuddles But when she comes home with baby Darcy her happy pants stay in her wardrobeEndorsed by t

  • Title: Happy Pants
  • Author: HeatherGallagher
  • ISBN: 9781921632938
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Mummy wears her happy pants we build sandcastles, go out for babycinos and have lots and lots of cuddles But when she comes home with baby Darcy, her happy pants stay in her wardrobeEndorsed by the Post and Antenatal Depression Association PANDA and the Centre of Perinatal Excellence COPE

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      • HeatherGallagher

        Heather Gallagher is a children s writer who lives by the sea in regional Victoria She has a passion for quirky stories Her first book, Ferret on the Loose, was published in 2013 and was recently listed on the Victorian Premier s Reading Challenge Her picture book Happy Pants Why is Mummy so sad was published in 2014 It is a heartfelt story about a boy grappling with his Mum s post natal depression Heather s stories for children have also appeared in black dog books Short Scary anthology and Explore magazine.


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    1. Sweet easy to read picture book about post partum depression, as told to a child. The happy pants are not warn, when the mother is depressed after coming home from giving birth. The little child asks his/her father if this is normal for an adult, and the father says that sometimes it is.Eventually, the mother is taken to the doctor, and the happy pants return.Shows that it is not the child's fault, and these things happen to adults. Good for children whose mother has depression after giving birt [...]


    2. Happy Pants is written from Heather Gallagher's own experience of postnatal depression. She uses the visual image of a pair colourful pants to portray her happy emotions. So when her happy pants stay in the wardrobe it indicates her feelings of sadness. It is a clever way to show her emotions and one a child can understand.This book is a useful tool to read to a child whose mother is suffering with postnatal depression. It makes it clear that it's no one fault and that help and support are avail [...]


    3. Happy Pants, written from the perspective of a child, demonstrates how post-natal, or peri-natal, depression (PND)impacts an entire family; that support and understanding is needed; and that there is no quick-fix. But this is not a clinical examination of the illness - it's written from the perspective of a child, who knows Mum isn't her usual self but doesn't know why.The story begins with a boy and his mother having fun while she wears her 'happy pants' as she progresses through pregnancy. Aft [...]


    4. This is a kids book about postpartum depression and how it can affect any mother. This is a simplified version to aid kids in understanding that even though mom is having a hard time, she still loves her children. Although this is not a typical "happy" kid book, it is very insightful and a very useful book that delivers a strong and encouraging message to kids.Great book!!I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


    5. Three big things happened today: I met Heather Gallagher, I read her book and I cried in front of 8 strangers. I should have guessed from the beautifully illustrated front cover that this was going to be a book about Post Natal Depression but how could it be - I mean, does anyone write kids' books about subjects like that?? Sure enough, two pages in, I recognised the pants that Mummy was wearing after her second baby was born because they were my pants. Not literally of course! Thank you Heather [...]


    6. An easy to read book told from the perspective of a child whose mother is suffering from postpartum depression.Before the baby came, mommy was happy and wore her happy pants, a pair of colorful fun pants. After mommy and the baby come home, mommy is sad and spends many days alone and in bed. The boy is concerned that mommy will never wear her happy pants again. Eventually mommy goes to the doctor and the happy pants make an appearance.


    7. I won this book as part of a Giveaway and was really pleased to have done so as I was keen to have a look at it. This hardback picture book deals with the issue of post-natal depression from the perspective of the older sibling to the new arrival. The happy pants he refers to are Mum's colourful trousers that she wears when the two of them spend time together and have fun. But when baby Darcy arrives the happy pants are relegated to the wardrobe and the child narrator watches as his once fun lo [...]


    8. Happy Pants by Heather Gallagher is a picturebook about a young boy who's mother is suffering from postpartum depression. The book begins with all the fun stuff he used to do with mom before she went to the hospital to have the baby. She would wear her happy pants and they would build sandcastles, go out for babycinos and have lots and lots of cuddles. But when she comes home with baby Darcy, her happy pants stay in her wardrobe and she spends more of her time in bed. Will Mommy ever wear her ha [...]


    9. Happy Pants, written from the perspective of a child. Feelings are hard to describe sometimes, so the author uses bright, colourful pants to show when the mother is happy. The story begins with a boy and his mother having fun while she wears her 'happy pants' as she progresses through her pregnancy. They do things together and have fun. When mom comes home after having Baby Darcy, “her happy pants stay in her wardrobe”. Dad tries to explain that Mum is feeling blue, and the son attempts to c [...]


    10. This beautifully illustrated book for primary-school age children helps explain and demystify post-natal depression. The story is funny and sad by turns, and directly speaks to the confusion that is often experienced by children when their mother has a mental illness. It is a really valuable resource for teachers, counsellors, doctors -- anyone dealing with mothers affected by PND -- and there is nothing quite like it out there.


    11. Happy Pants says so much in so few words: the perfect picture book for helping kids understand what can be a confusing and sad time in their lives: when Mum isn't happy anymore. Heather has captured a delicate topic beautifully.



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