Together Things

When her father feels sad, a little girl finds ways to keep the bonds of love alive

Together Things When her father feels sad, a little girl finds ways to keep the bonds of love alive
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Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781925820294
Publisher: EK Books
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Description

Her mother says you can’t see her daddy’s hurt because it’s inside his head. One in five adults experiences depression in their lifetime, but young children are often left in the dark when their mother or father suddenly can’t play like they used to.

Together Things will resonate with the thousands of young children who know what it’s like to live with a parent experiencing mental illness, helping them to understand — in an age appropriate and sensitive way — that it is okay for them to feel mad or sad about their parent’s illness, but that, while their parent is getting better, they may have to do different things together to preserve their relationship, such as reading stories or drawing pictures, instead of the imaginative play their parent cannot currently envision through the haze of mental illness.

Through wondrous illustrations and a compelling story, young children can understand the importance of mental health discussions and that sometimes they must adapt their interactions while the people in their lives focus on their mental health.

The author

Michelle Vasiliu has been a teacher and youth-worker among many roles working with children. She is now an award-winning children’s and YA author who writes sensitive, serious, sometimes sad stuff. She likes to help her readers understand and make sense of their world. She also writes fictitious, funny, frivolous stuff — just because she can.

Gwynneth Jones drew all through her maths book at school, so left to study art at the institution of Technical and Further Education in Australia. She then majored in Plant and Wildlife Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Since then, Gwynneth has been imagining and drawing madly, exhibiting and holding market stalls, and creating picture books.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781925820294
Illustrations: 35 color illustrations
Size: 10.039 in x 9.646 in / 255 mm x 245 mm
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