ISBN-13: 9781783447183

RRP: £11.99

Published: 3rd January 2019

Length: 32 Pages

When Sadness Comes to Call

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.

"Gentle and profound... a poignant look at a difficult emotion" THE BOOKSELLER
“…this powerful picture book inspires empathy and action” KIRKUS, starred review


"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."