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Selma is asked: What is happiness? She says: Happiness is eating a little grass at sunrise, playing with the children until lunchtime, doing a little bit of exercise after lunch, a little more grass, a chat with her neighbour Mrs. Miller in the evening and then a lovely long sleep. If she had more time? She would eat a little grass in the morning, play with the children until lunchtime, do a little exercise after lunch, eat a little more grass, chat with her neighbour Mrs. Miller in the evening and then have a lovely long sleep. And if she won a million dollars? She would eat a little grassa 'A lovely parable of contentment, which will ring a delighted echo from the hearts of mothers of all ages' Magpies magazine Publisher Julia Marshall says: "This is a beautiful little book about what is important. Jutta Bauer has created a big character in Selma, in just a few words and a few simple water colours - this book always makes people smile. It is the perfect book to give to friends and mothers - and children love it." 'Selma is a really really funny book...I loved this book, and have read it lots of times. It's easy to read in bed because it's so little.' Miles Ford, age 6
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Jutta Bauer was born in Hamburg in 1955, and is one of the best-known German illustrators. After studying at the Technical College of Design in Hamburg, she has worked as a children's book illustrator as well as a cartoonist. Jutta Bauer won the prestigious 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award.

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