When Sadness Comes to Call

Eva Eland


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Andersen Press Ltd
4 January 2024
ISBN: 9781839133831
32 pages

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Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize and the V&A Book Cover Award, now as a collectible small hardback perfect for gifting.
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.
Also available: a mini-hardback of the second book in the series, Where Happiness Begins.

'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

'Poignant . . . helps children to recognise and understand difficult emotions. A contemplative and ultimately uplifting tale' Booktrust

'Packs an emotional punch, showing our littlest readers ways to acknowledge and manage sadness' Sunday Independent, Best Books of 2019