A mini-hardback gift edition of the award-winning picture book about making friends with your sadness from Eva Eland. Also available: a mini-hardback of Where Happiness Begins.
Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize and the V&A Book Cover Award!
When Sadness arrives, try not to be afraid: give it a name, listen to it and spend some time together. Maybe all it wants is to know that it’s welcome. This beautiful debut by author-illustrator talent Eva Eland takes a poignant but uplifting look at dealing with sadness.
'In an age where the pressure to be permanently happy can be overwhelming, this book oozes empathy and empowers young readers to understand their emotions' Storytime Magazine
'This poignant picture book helps children to recognise and understand difficult emotions... A contemplative and ultimately uplifting tale, which will be a welcome addition to any home or school bookshelf' Booktrust
'Packs an emotional punch, showing our littlest readers ways to acknowledge and manage sadness' Sunday Independent, Best Books of 2019
Eva Eland is an award-winning author and illustrator with an MA with distinction in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She has also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her first picture book, When Sadness Comes to Call, won the Klaus Flugge prize and the V&A Award. Her books have also been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards. Eva grew up in Delft, Netherlands, and now lives in Amsterdam with her husband and baby girl.
Outstanding, don’t miss it.
Helping children understand their own and other people’s feelings is a vital building block for building a more empathetic society. This lovely book sensitively explores the emotion of sadness, and the importance of accepting it. For anyone living or working with children, It’s a great springboard for sharing how to handle feelings.
Both gentle and profound, Eland’s assured debut takes a poignant look at a difficult emotion.