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When Sadness Is at your Door

When Sadness Is at your Door

Book - 2019
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A young child experiences sadness as if it were a visitor, acknowledging the emotion and suggesting activities to do with it.
Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, [2019]
Edition: First American Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525707189
0525707182
Call Number: J P ELA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bib Control Number: 1011076

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This story gives sadness a shape and space to help children acknowledge the emotion, that isn't seen, but is felt. When sadness visit, a young child learn how to name it and embrace it for what it is while it is visiting.

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IndyPL_JosephL May 27, 2019

A simple but effective narrative on how sadness can appear in anyone's life and the various ways that it can be dealt with. Despite being instructional in nature, though, the story flows like a picture book, making it both a fun and important read.

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IndyPL_NicoleN Feb 18, 2019

A simple story that shows that sadness is confusing and can happen at any age. This book shows a few simple ways to address sadness.

This picture book portrays sadness as a visitor that can appear at any time in a person's life. The author gives this feeling a face and uses simple phrases to explain practical ways to address and manage it.


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justinerenee
Feb 16, 2021

Absolutely loved this book! Simple enough for my 2 and 4 year olds to understand without being scared/worries of the Sadness character. Such a great way to explain sadness, even I loved it as an adult. Can’t wait for Eland’s book on Happiness!

IndyPL_JosephL May 27, 2019

A simple but effective narrative on how sadness can appear in anyone's life and the various ways that it can be dealt with. Despite being instructional in nature, though, the story flows like a picture book, making it both a fun and important read.

LibrarianDest Mar 18, 2019

This book has basically the same point as the Pixar movie INSIDE OUT: It's okay to be sad sometimes. Leaning into your sadness might even help you feel better. Grown-ups may need to hear this message even more than kids so we stop unintentionally making kids feel like there's shame in being sad or sadness must be "fixed" immediately. If you want to let a child know sadness is a natural part of life, try reading this book and see if it sparks conversation.

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