SOMETIMES I FEEL SAD – Tom Alexander

4/5

A simple yet effective look at sadness and depression for children.

We all feel sad sometimes and sometimes that can be overwhelming, but that’s okay!

Sometimes I Feel Sad is aimed at children from ages 5+ and provides a very useful first insight into expressing emotions that are more difficult to explain. Through the simple illustrations, we see how difficult sadness can be to deal with and how people can sometimes react differently to us opening up about this.

I think that this book is a valuable resource to have – children suffer with mental health issues too, and many children struggle to express their emotions. I work in a school and have read this to a child who really enjoyed the story and took away the message that they could talk to their teachers if they feel sad and that we will listen and be there for them.

Overall, I really enjoyed the simplicity of this title and found that the message is relevant whether you’re 5, 25 or 50. It’s the perfect book for people wanting to understand more about depression and sadness, and for people experiencing it.

 


Thank you to Jessica Kingsley Publishers via NetGalley for the eBook of this title. Sometimes I Feel Sad is publishing on March 21st 2018.
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