Michael Rosen's Sad Book (häftad)
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Winner of Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, Picture Book 2005 (United States); Winner of English 4-11 Book Awards Leicester 2005 (UK); Winner of Parents Choice Award 2005 (United States); Short
Walker Books Ltd
Blake, Quentin (ill.)
Quentin Blake
chiefly col. Illustrations
295 x 214 x 5 mm
232 g
Michael Rosen's Sad Book (häftad)

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

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Häftad,  Engelska, 2011-01-03
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A heartbreakingly honest account of a fathers grief for his son from the illustrious pairing of two former Childrens Laureates. Very occasionally the term non-fiction has to stretch itself to accommodate a book that fits into no category at all. Michael Rosen's Sad Book is such a book. It chronicles Michael's grief at the death of his son Eddie from meningitis at the age of 19. A moving combination of sincerity and simplicity, it acknowledges that sadness is not always avoidable or reasonable and perfects the art of making complicated feelings plain. It wasn't made like any other book either; Michael Rosen said of the text, " I wrote it at a moment of extreme feeling and it went straight down onto the page ... Quentin didn't illustrate it, he 'realized' it. He turned the text into a book and as a result showed me back to myself. No writer could ask and get more than that." And Quentin Blake says that the picture of Michael "being sad but trying to look happy" is the most difficult drawing he's ever done... "a moving experience."
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With emotional elegance and nuance, he welcomes and unpicks each layer of mourning and explains why its ok to be sad. A painful, yet surprisingly uplifting read thats suitable for both children and adults. * The Independent * A beautifully illustrated read for adults and children about love and loss which explains why it's ok to be sad sometimes * Psychologies Magazine * If you read just one book to a child who has experienced the death of someone close to them it should be (this) * Daily Telegraph * Explains sadness and grief in a manner that children can comprehend * Gobblefunked * The beauty of this book is that the words and the pictures knit together so well. -- Tony Ross Important and astonishing . . . Blakes pictures are a triumph. They combine perfectly recognisable portraits of Rosen with expressionism, proving that Blakes seemingly spontaneous style is born out of practice and precision. Both the words and the images articulate strong emotion with admirable economy and convey a sense of the preciousness of life without being sentimental, platitudinous or falsely hopeful. At moments, the story is even funny. This valuable book is painful, but its honesty is surprisingly uplifting. It is a huge achievement by both author and illustrator. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times * An eloquent and affecting portrait of sadness, this book packs wisdom into very few words. * The Guardian, Picture Books on Prescription * Featured in 20 Greatest Mental Health Books in Happiful. * Happiful * One of the greatest books on grief for children, indeed, for anyone. * i News *

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Michael Rosen is an eminent writer, broadcaster, poet, performer and received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to childrens literature in 1997. In 2007 he became Childrens Laureate. Quentin Blake was the very first Children's Laureate. One of the world's foremost illustrators, he has won numerous awards for his books and is most well-known for his work with Roald Dahl.