No matter how bad it gets, you know one thing is true...it can always be worse. Be Happy That shares 101 upbeat, offbeat reasons (along with 101 upbeat, offbeat illustrations) to be happy that... o All beaches aren't made of quicksand. o You respond to gravity. o You haven't been hollowed out for use as a canoe. o Drinking hot cocoa doesn't make you invisible. o People can't see thought bubbles over your head. o You no longer have to bathe with your siblings. o Falling in love doesn't make you spontaneously combust. o You don't age in photos. o Your pet can't talk back to you. Melissa Heckscher is the author of six books, including Be Safe: Simple Strategies for Death-Free Living and DIS-missals: 36 Fill-in-the-Blank Rejection Letters for Every Occasion. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is happy that earthquakes don't trigger PMS.
Brendan Emmett Quigley is a professional puzzlemaker whose work has been published by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He is also a member of The Boston Typewriter Orchestra.
Marc Tyler Nobleman is a writer and cartoonist whose work has appeared in more than 100 publications including the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News. He is the author of more than 50 books, including How to Do a Belly Flop, and co-author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman. Marc is also a dedicated fact compiler.
Justin Heimberg is the author of numerous books, including the Would You Rather. . . series, The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder, and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: EXTREME Junior Edition. Justin also writes for television.
* This book is a Parody and has not been prepared, approved, or authorized by the creators or producers of the Highlights for Children magazine.