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A child recounts his experience of losing his father to depression in this poignant and beautifully illustrated picture book. The boy's father disappears into a world without color. As the father seeks help, color begins to reappear and with it hope. An ideal book for parents and caregivers to share with children to help them make sense of the devastating effects that depression can cause.
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"Younger children struggling to cope with parental illness, particularly their own misplaced feelings of guilt, may draw comfort from the upbeat ending likely to be more effective than many other bibliotherapeutic titles." Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2105"
"This thoughtful, well illustrated story does a wonderful job detailing both the pain a child can feel, as well as positive solutions for families with similar dynamics." School Library Connection, April 1, 2016
Andrew Fusek Peters is an award-winning author who has written extensively for children and young people of all ages. Initially recognized and critically acclaimed as a poet, Andrew has broadened his work to include plays, picture books, and fiction. Polly Peters is an award-winning author who has written extensively for children and young people of all ages. Initially recognized and critically acclaimed as a poet, Polly has broadened her work to include plays, picture books, and fiction. Karin Littlewood studied graphic design at Northumbria University, followed by an MA at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she specialized in illustration. She has illustrated over forty children's books published worldwide.
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Book Description Albert Whitman & Company September 2015, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 192366
Book Description Albert Whitman & Company, 2015. Condition: New. Littlewood, Karin (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0807512737-2-1