Star is Happy

Children everywhere will love this beautifully illustrated and colourful book. It feels happy and full of joy. 

Star is Happy is the first book in the series ‘Feelings of Star’. This series has been created for children to help them understand their feelings and emotions, and to learn that they can love and be loved.

The author has captured the essence of what a child needs to be able to grow happily and successfully. 




Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

Star is Happy by Marion Brownlie is an adorable book for children that conveys a beautiful message of finding joy in all the simple things in life that we see around us. Star is happy. There are so many nice things to see. Star laughs, swings, and plays all day long. Everything around Star is fascinating and brings a smile to Star’s face; be it when the bubbles burst, when the dog chases its tail, or even when the breeze dances and plays with the leaves. Star never hides laughter because laughter is fun and laughter is happiness. Star goes to bed happy and smiling, remembering all the good things people have said.

The story is delightful, bright, and lively and so are the illustrations. They give the story a good pace and movement and breathe life into all the scenes. It’s a good bedtime storybook and all parents and grandparents should read it out to their kids and grandkids to make them understand the joys that surround them and how to appreciate the small things in life. The book is also good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries as it encourages happy and beautiful thoughts in children.

The innocence and beauty of childhood has been captured perfectly by the author and it will help bring peace, love, and happiness into the lives of every child. Books like this are perfect for children to teach them to appreciate and love the simple joys that they see around them every day.



Star is Happy

 What a wonderful book!

 This story highlights the innocence and beauty of childhood through a series of rhyming words and fun filled, joyous illustrations.   As a primary teacher I would use this book in my classroom to encourage students to express their feelings and recall upon moments that made them feel special, happy and loved. 


Bachelor of Education

Diploma of Early Childhood



Marion Brownlie









Marion grew up in New Zealand and began her life experiences with a difficult childhood, marred by dyslexia and an even more difficult marriage, which nearly drove her to suicide.

Through all this, Marion raised three children, each of whom have their own special gifts.

Marion became interested in spiritual enlightenment, metaphysics, self-empowerment and self-healing. The self-healing she used to heal herself of the many traumatic experiences that were deeply hidden. Continuing to learn more, she moved onto personal development, soul growth, the sub-conscious, other dimensions, spirit possession, the power of love, the effect fear and negativity has on our lives, and ventured into many areas of thought where people fear to tread.

She became a practising Master Practitioner and Councellor of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Hypnotherapist. She has also studied Massage and Reflexology as well as becoming a psychic/ intuitive and energy healer. Another disastrous relationship which took Marion to Australia, and her unique journey and spiritual development continued.

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