“First I read this to my son and then our 3 yr. old neighbor. Laughing, we came to the last page and it was I who needed to hear the lesson. Through simple dialogue and stellar line drawings, Tamara Levitt has created an exceptional read that returns us to our basic sanity while letting go of impossible fantasies, most especially, thinking happiness comes from outside of our own lives. If you are 3 or 93, you need the lesson this book artfully conveys.”
- Michael Stone, Buddhist teacher, psychotherapist and author of Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga and Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life
“Brilliant! In a whimsical tale of two friends facing childhood challenges, Tamara Levitt examines the hidden assumptions in the adage, “practice makes perfect”–that anything and everything is attainable, and doing so with perfection is the ideal. Lyle and Leela tells a different story that every child should hear–of self-acceptance and resilience–and it does so with dazzling simplicity.”
- Sharon G. Horne, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, The University of Massachusetts Boston
“In Happiness Doesn’t Come From Headstands, Tamara Levitt has artfully crafted an inspiring tale. I wish this charming book had been around when I was younger. Simply told and illustrated with inspired whimsy, Tamara’s story has ring of truth to it that will appeal to readers young and old. I look forward to Leela’s next journey…”
-Andrew Larsen, Author of The Imaginary Garden
"Again! Again"
- Avrum Gluckman. 3.5 year old preschooler