Michael Rosen's Sad Book (Paperback)

Michael Rosen

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5 years +

Michael Rosen's Sad Book has won several awards for its honest and sensitive look at sadness, how it feels, and what to do to cope with the feelings.

The author looks into his own unhappiness caused by the death of his son Eddie and offers insight and experience to help young readers dealing with complicated emotions.

A simple, touching book with thoughtful illustrations by Quentin Blake.

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Product Details

  • Product code: QUE2
  • ISBN: 9781406317848
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 29.3cm x 21.7cm
  • Pages: 40
  • Publish date: Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 GMT 2011
  • Book points: 0

Customer Ratings

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Beautiful -

A beautiful, powerful, deceptively simple piece of writing which breaks your heart. This book is brave and stunningly honest and speaks directly to the reader. I agree with one of the other reviewers in that it should be shared with caution with younger readers, especially those who are already quite empathetic however.

Rebecca Blumstein , Mon Nov 10 22:39:11 GMT 2014

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It's okay to be sad -

I work with children that have different reasons that mean they feel sad. The book tells how the author manages his sadness. I find it helps them to share how sadness feels for them, that you cannot always see someone is sad, even though they feel very sad. A good starting point for a troubled child.

Sue , Wed Dec 11 18:56:38 GMT 2013

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Amazing book but use with caution -

An amazing and brave book - sensitive and honest. But caution is needed. Bought for my son who was a little sad and I wanted to help him talk about it. I read the book myself and then chose not to read it with him. He's a worrier, he would take on stronger emotions of others and it could make him even sadder. Rosen uses the death of his child as an example- a tragic, but pretty extreme example for many children's limited experience of life. I didn't want to expose my son to this deep sadness until he actually feels it himself. The book would be fantastic for a child who has been bereaved, or is struggling with a situation that causes them immense upset. I believe it really could help a child to understand their grief or deep sadness, but use it with caution. I worry that the blurb above implies it would help a child who's been sad about anything at all.

Claire , Thu May 09 13:37:33 BST 2013

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