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What to Do When I Am Sad (The Safe Child, Happy Parent Series)

Dagmar Geisler


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Have you ever been sad?

We can be sad for many reasons. Maybe it's raining and you want to play outside. Maybe a friend moved away, or you're sick on your birthday. 

Everyone feels sadness in different ways. You might feel like crying all the time, or you may be constantly cold or hungry. You might even feel sick to your stomach or angry.

There's no right or wrong way to be sad.

One event that makes us all sad, regardless of how old we are or where we live, is losing a loved one. When someone we love dies, some people want to be alone, while others need company. Some people may want to hide under covers and do nothing all day, while others want to keep busy. Just like being sad, there's no right or wrong way to mourn.

In Dagmar Geisler's What to Do When I Am Sad, readers will learn to recognize why they're sad and how that sadness is making them feel otherwise. They will also learn that it's okay to express that sadness through tears, controlled anger, creativity, or conversation. 

What to Do When I Am Sad gives parents, grandparents, and caregivers the opportunity to speak with children about sadness, depression, and grief.  

Sky Pony, 9781510746589, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2020

About the Author

Dagmar Geisler is a German author and illustrator. She studied graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden and worked for several publishing houses and broadcasting companies. Today, Dagmar focuses mainly on children's books, both as an illustrator and an author. She illustrated My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes which received the Silver Feather (Silberne Feder) Children's Book Prize from the German Medical Women's Association, and My Feelings and Me. She lives with her family in Munich, Germany.