The Happy Hut

By Tim Hopgood

A sensitive, beautifully illustrated picture book about three children spending time with their grandad at his wonderful beach hut and how his spirit lives on there.

This delightful story is all about the warm, loving relationship that three children share with their Grandpa Martin. The children visit Grandpa at his Happy Hut throughout the year, in spring, summer, autumn and even winter. Each season brings its own adventures and shows the hut in a new light each time. This poignant story goes on to depict the family coping with Grandpa Martin's death in a gentle, uplifting manner as they make sure that the Happy Hut stands as a reminder of all the memories they made together.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529502336
  • Published: 06 Jul 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 235 x 280 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'Wonderfully warm, Tim’s tale of love, loss and memories is presented with tenderness and sensitivity in both words and pictures. This is a book to share with Grandpas, as well as to enjoy both with family members and in the KS1 classroom.' Red Reading Hub

'The exuberant energy and enthusiasm of Grandpa Martin as he strides across the book cover and earlier pages is visceral. The special beach hut is painted ‘a bright vivid, sunshine yellow‘, a colour palette that shines through.' The Letterpress Project

'This is a heart-warming and ultimately uplifting story touching on some deep themes for young children. […] It’s about trying to remember all the reasons we have to be happy and enjoying the moment. A moving and powerful book.' Mini Travellers Blog

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