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How to Grow Happiness

Written by Kelly DiPucchio & illustrated by Matt Kaufenberg
Published by Rodale Kids
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Jerome the Gnome takes young readers on whimsical adventures through his garden, celebrating discovery and sowing the imagination as he introduces topics such as science, environmental awareness, and agriculture. In How to Grow Happiness, Jerome and his fellow Garden of Wonder dwellers—including Oakie, his pet acorn; Nutilda, a hyperactive squirrel; and Warble, a fast-talking bird—learn what it takes to make a happiness seed blossom. Through patience, asking for help, and teamwork, Jerome and his friends take a little black seed left on a windowsill and find ways to help it grow. They soon find that as it flourishes, their own happiness does too. Jerome the Gnome teaches young readers and listeners how a garden grows, as well as how a community comes together to make the experience more rewarding—and fun!

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Who Wrote How to Grow Happiness

Kelly DiPucchio

Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning author of several children’s books, including New York Times bestseller, GRACE FOR PRESIDENT, and THE SANDWICH SWAP, a book co-authored for Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, which President Bill Clinton called “a delightful story.” Kelly has been a featured author/speaker at numerous schools, public libraries, universities, and conferences. Visit

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Who Illustrated How to Grow Happiness

Matt Kaufenberg

Matt Kaufenberg is a freelance illustrator who has worked with companies such as Target, Nickelodeon, American Greetings, and more. He lives in Alexandria, Minnesota, with his wife and their three kids. To learn more about his work, visit

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