When Sadness Comes to Call - Big Emotions (Paperback)
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When Sadness Comes to Call - Big Emotions (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 02/01/2020
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Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 and the V&A Book Cover Award 2020!
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

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781783447954
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 240 x 215 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"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

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“A great book for explaining sadness to a child”

The child is not sure what to do when sadness unexpectedly arrives at home with his head turned down and slumped shoulders. It follows the child around; close enough to make the child feel squashed and will not be... More

Paperback edition
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Whispering Stories

“The illustrations are beautiful and invite the reader into the story”

When Sadness Comes to Call is the first book by Eva Eland in her Big Emotions series. The book teaches young children that sometimes people get sad, even for no apparent reason, and that it is natural to feel that... More

Paperback edition
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“Sometimes sadness arrives unexpectedly...”

Thank you to Andersen Press for gifting me with a reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

I think this is such an incredibly clever and beautifully made book. The overarching message that not only is it okay... More

Hardback edition
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