Friday, April 27, 2007

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Author: Michael Rosen

Quote: Sometimes because I'm sad I do bad things. I can't tell you what they are. They're too bad. And it's not fair to the cat.

Why you should read this book: An incredibly intelligent and honest picture book discussing the author's depression over the death of his son, as well as other things that make him sad. Rosen helps children understand the depth of his sorrow, while also offering hints for how to cope with loss and move forward in life. A serious and provocative book that honors true emotions and accepts that there are no easy solutions, only persistance and a day-by-day approach.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You've never been sad.

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