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When Sadness Is at Your Door Hardcover – Illustrated, 29 January 2019

4.7 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

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  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0525707182
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0525707189
  • Reading age : 3 - 7 years
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

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Lots of white space on each page keeps the mood soothing and thoughtful as the girl tries to figure out what to do. . . There's lots of useful advice for sad days: going for a walk through the trees, or just sitting quietly together. Best of all, there's the calm reminder that tomorrow, 'when you wake up it might be gone.' --New York Times

Children will feel better, too, knowing they have a helpful, honest, and empathetic picture book ready for the next time Sadness shows up for a visit.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Sadness, Eland expresses, need not always feel like an intrusive guest--rather, it's one whose arrival warrants attention, reflection, and care.--Publishers Weekly, starred review

By focusing on the feeling, rather than the circumstance, the book speaks to readers of all ages and backgrounds. --School Library Journal

...invites readers to look at sadness with new perspective and offers potential coping strategies. while offering an affirming way to understand, discuss, and view sadness that children--and their adults--may find helpful. --Booklist

About the Author

EVA ELAND Eva Eland is a Dutch author and illustrator who lives in the UK. She earned an MA with distinction in children's book illustration from the prestigious Cambridge School of Art, and has also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the School of Visual Arts in New York. When Sadness is at Your Door is her first picture book. Eva grew up in Delft, Netherlands, and now lives in Cambridge, UK with her fiancé.
Visit her, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @evaeland.

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