Happy Papas

Written by Kathleen Pelley | Illustrated by Mariya Prytula

Celebrating the Wonder of Fatherhood

Available at Child Welfare League of America.

Happy Papas is a beautiful read-aloud that celebrates the wonder of fatherhood, exploring how both animal and human fathers shelter, nurture, and interact with their little ones. From ocean to sky and savanna to jungle, Happy Papas speaks to the universal joys of fatherly love.

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CWLA Ambassador

CWLA, the nation’s oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization, has been known and respected as a champion for children since 1920. Their primary objective is to make children, especially our most vulnerable children, a priority in the United States. Each year, on average, reports of abuse and neglect involve more than 2.8 million children, and three children die every day from maltreatment. The proceeds from the sale of Happy Mamas helps CWLA’s mission to promote the well-being of children and young people and to protect them from harm. http://www.cwla.org/about-us/history/

I have been working with CWLA – The Child Welfare League of America- since 2003 when they published my first picture book, The Giant King (still in print after 13 years!) I have written for CWLA’s flagship magazine, Children’s Voice, and have spoken at CWLA conferences. And I recently collaborated on a Happy Mamas reading event with CWLA member organization Lena Pope in Fort Worth, Texas.

Now it is my honor and my privilege to be named as CWLA’s latest Ambassador.  Thank you CWLA for all that you do to bring healing and happiness to so many children and their families.