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 new author-illustrator talent Eva Eland takes a poignant but uplifting look at dealing with uncomfortable emotions.
"Gentle and profound... a poignant look at a difficult emotion" THE BOOKSELLER
"...this powerful picture book inspires empathy and action" KIRKUS, starred review "Outstanding, don't miss it." * Irish Independent * "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." -- Miranda McKearney OBE * EmpathyLab * "Both gentle and profound, Eland's assured debut takes a poignant look at a difficult emotion." -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * "Packs an emotional punch, showing our littlest readers ways to acknowledge and manage sadness." * Sunday Independent, Best Books of 2019 * "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 *
When Sadness Comes to Call