The Happiness Box has been created specifically for preschool to lower primary school children, aged between three and seven years.
The themes of The Happiness Box are simple, inspiring and universal, and can provide a starting point for discussions with children. Even if we have nothing else, if we have friends, if we are kind, if we are resilient and work hard, and if we use our brains, we can be happier than someone living in 'a king's palace'.
The fact that this tale was written at Changi, by men who had nothing, for children who had nothing, is humbling. The story is as relevant for children today as it was then.