How do you deal with Sadness? An outstanding debut from Eva Eland, the first in a series of picture books that tackle big emotions.
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 new author-illustrator talent Eva Eland takes a poignant but uplifting look at dealing with uncomfortable emotions.
- A masterful picture book that helps children to understand and deal with their emotions.
- This is the first in a series of Big Emotion picture books from Eva Eland. The next book, Where Happiness Begins, tackles the pressure to find happiness and is scheduled to be published in 2020.
About the Author
Eva Eland is a Dutch Author Biography and Illustrator Biography who lives in England. She earned an MA with distinction in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, and has also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the School of Visual Arts in New York. When Sadness Comes to Call is her first picture book. Eva grew up in Delft, Netherlands, and now lives in Cambridge with her fiancé.
"Outstanding, don't miss it." * Irish Independent *
"Helping children understand their own and other people's feelings is a vital building block for building a more empathetic society. This lovely book sensitively explores the emotion of sadness, and the importance of accepting it. For anyone living or working with children, It's a great springboard for sharing how to handle feelings." -- Miranda McKearney OBE * EmpathyLab *
"Both gentle and profound, Eland's assured debut takes a poignant look at a difficult emotion." -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
"Packs an emotional punch, showing our littlest readers ways to acknowledge and manage sadness." * Sunday Independent, Best Books of 2019 *
"This poignant picture book helps children to recognise and understand difficult emotions... A contemplative and ultimately uplifting tale, which will be a welcome addition to any home or school bookshelf." * BookTrust *