The Perfect Shelter (Hardback)
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The Perfect Shelter (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 25/06/2020
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Waterstones Says

With warm, beautifully composed illustrations from Asa Gilland, Clare Helen Welsh’s sensitively handled picture book deals with the complicated emotions that surrounded a loved one’s diagnosis of cancer. A hugely valuable tool to help children understand serious illness and the ways it affects people, The Perfect Shelter tells a deeply affecting story with compassion and heart.    

A powerfully told story from Clare Helen Welsh and Asa Gilland that explores the emotions we feel when someone we love is battling a serious illness.

At first, nobody knew. It seemed as if today would be like yesterday forever, the perfect day to build a shelter in the woods. Then, my sister changed - she was more tired than before. More quiet. When we learn that she is sick, really sick, it feels as though a storm has engulfed our whole family. But, we will ride out this storm. And though today may be different from yesterday, today is the perfect day to build a shelter, together.

A heartwarming book that sensitively tackles the tough subject of illness with authentic and empathetic tenderness. Much like Michael Rosen's Sad Book, A Shelter for Sadness or The Building Boy, The Perfect Shelter offers children a way to understand and articulate complex, often overwhelming, emotions.

Publisher: Little Tiger Press Group
ISBN: 9781788815789
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 286 x 250 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

There is heartbreak and resolution in The Perfect Shelter [...] in which two sisters create a blissful den in the woods. When one sister gets ill, the other feels sad, angry, sometimes overwhelmed - but eventually they make another perfect shelter somewhere new in this hope-filled book.

-- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian *

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Whispering Stories

“This is a tender tale that was very touching and heartwarming.”

Two sisters love to play together and their favourite thing to do is build shelters where they can be together. That is until the older sister gets sick. The younger one doesn’t understand why they can’t play together... More

Hardback edition
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“Oh! So Lovely and gentle”

This is a lovely gentle story about families and what emotions you might feel if someone is poorly.
It is a beautifully illustrated and heart warming.

Paperback edition
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“Poignant, beautiful, perfect.”

This felt like a very special picture book before I even opened it.  The cover is simply beautiful and the warmth and love shared by the two characters snuggled into their homemade den is instantly evident.  
And it... More

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