Why is this book called “The Happy Hour Storybook”? One: Because there are stories in it. Two: Because the author hopes they will make you happy. Three: Because between 5pm and 6pm your mom or dad will read them to you for free. (And it is always between 5pm and 6pm somewhere on this planet.) Four: Because the author's surname is pronounced more or less like the hour in happy hour. Now you know.
These are wake-up stories rather than bed-time stories, stories to wake your child's curiosity, creativity and original thinking. They first appeared in English in India's "Parenting" magazine. The author has been awarded the Austrian Children's Book Prize three times and has been nominated for the Hans-Christian-Andersen-Medal.