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When Sadness is at Your Door
When Sadness is at Your Door | Eva Eland
28 posts | 26 read | 12 to read
A comforting primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests we approach the feeling of sadness as if it is our guest. Sadness can be scary and confusing at any age! When we feel sad, especially for long periods of time, it can seem as if the sadness is a part of who we are--an overwhelming, invisible, and scary sensation. In When Sadness Is at Your Door, Eva Eland brilliantly approaches this feeling as if it is a visitor. She gives it a shape and a face, and encourages the reader to give it a name, all of which helps to demystify it and distinguish it from ourselves. She suggests activities to do with it, like sitting quietly, drawing, and going outside for a walk. The beauty of this approach is in the respect the book has for the feeling, and the absence of a narrative that encourages the reader to "get over" it or indicates that it's "bad," both of which are anxiety-producing notions. Simple illustrations that recall the classic style of Crockett Johnson (Harold and the Purple Crayon) invite readers to add their own impressions. Eva Eland's debut picture book is a great primer in mindfulness and emotional literacy, perfect for kids navigating these new feelings--and for adult readers tackling the feelings themselves!
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MaddieBrown3
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Date Read: 9-7-22
Name of Award (if applicable): Klaus Flugge Prize 202
Purpose of Award (if applicable): Most exciting newcomer to children‘s book illustration
Title of Book : When Sadness is at your door
Author of Book: Eva Eland
Illustrator (if applicable): Eva Eland
Date of Publication: January 29, 2019

MaddieBrown3 Genre: fiction
Brief Summary: This book is about sadness. There is a character that vistist that represents sadness. This book takes you through the feelings and emotions you may experience. It also gives you ways to help you with sadness.
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laurenebailey14
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This book talks about sadness (portrayed as a big green blob) and how/why we sometimes feel this way. It lets us know that it is okay to feel sad at times and gives the reader a feeling of empathy. This is a great book for children to read so they further understand their feelings and understand that others feel this way as well.

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kallikramer
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Published in 2019. When Sadness is at Your Door turns the emotion of sadness into a person. Sadness follows a young child around and causes the child to feel overwhelmed and try to hid it. The young child does everything to have sadness brighten up. The end of the story talks about how you may wake up without the sadness and to remember that everyday is a new day.

kallikramer I would read this story to children because it shows that all children will have days when they are sad but eventually the days get better. This story won the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020. This is a fictional story. 5mo
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Jburns13

When Sadness is at Your Door by : Eva Eland

This book is about when you come across sadness and have to deal with the emotions that go along with them. This book is such a great book for young and older readers. It is for all ages and grade levels in my opinion. I think it helps normalize that it is ok to be sad and it is a very normal human thing to go through and experience. Emotions are important and it is ok to express them when needed.

Jburns13 Published: January 29,2019 by Anderson Press

Illustrated by: Eva Eland

Awards: Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 for most promising and exciting newcomer to children's picture book illustration. Won V&A award for book cover category.

This book was translated in over 20 different languages.
Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction
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Hannahhh7
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When Sadness is at Door is a great fiction book to discuss emotions and being sad. It talks about how it‘s okay to let sadness in and it is normal. It also talks about doing things you enjoy. It was published in 2019. It has won awards in 2020 like the Klaus Flugge Prize and the V&A Award. In 2019 it was also shortlisted for the World of Illumination Award and included in the exhibition of the illustrating mental health conference.

Hannahhh7 It was also included in the read for empathy list in 2020. 5mo
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ehrmans
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This book shows kids of all ages that it is okay to feel sad and to not be afraid to let it out and explore the emotion. Eland does a great job at describing sadness as a visitor by showing that it can be with you one day but gone the next and that is a normal thing. Sadness is given a shape and a face so children can start to understand the emotion a little bit better.

ehrmans Written and Illustrated by Eva Eland. Published in 2019. The genre is fiction. Awards: Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 for the most promising and exciting newcomer to children's picture book illustration. 5mo
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gclift
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The book, When Sadness is at Your Door, written and illustrated by Eva Eland is a great book for children social and emotional well-being. It validates their feelings and brings awareness to mental health. This book has won the Klaus Flugge Prize in 2020, and the V&A award. Great read!

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sarahyurco
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Published: 2019
This book focuses on sadness in a way that addresses how to deal with it in a healthy way. It expresses that sadness is a “guest“ in our lives and is temporary, but it's okay and normal to be sad. It also talks about the fact that sadness may stick around for a while and may be overwhelming, but that we can deal with our emotions in different ways such as going outside, drawing, or just sitting quietly.

sarahyurco Awards: Klaus Flugge Prize, V&A Award for book cover, included in the Read For Emoathy list, shortlisted for the World of Illustration Award, included in the Illustrating Mental Health conference by Worchester University. 5mo
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Hcecrle
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This is a cute book that focuses on feelings of sadness and that it is okay and normal. I believe this would be a great story to share with any grade level. The main character and the character's “sadness“ are together throughout the book, “sadness“ is shown as a shadow or emotion that is visible. This book teaches children that it is okay to be sad and show emotions because we all have them.

Hcecrle 2019-Shortlisted for the World of Illustration Award by the AOI
2019-Included in the exhibition of the Illustrating Mental Health conference by Worcester University
2020- Included in the Read for empathy list by EmpathyLab
2020- Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize
2020- Winner of the V&A Award in the Book Cover category
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Hcecrle Published in 2019 3mo
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allycrothers

Eva Eland - January 29, 2019 - Non - Fiction
Such a great book that welcomes sadness as a guest and not as an unknown, scary feeling. This is a short yet effective way to let your students know that it's okay recognize your feelings and to not ignore them. Great illustrations and an even better meaning. Loved this book!

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Addie0822
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This story lets the reader know it‘s okay to be sad. It gives helpful ways of how to deal with the sadness and sometimes that just means letting it in to know it‘s welcome and it is okay to feel what you are feeling. This book was shortlisted for the world of illustrations award by the AOI, included in the exhibition of the illustrating mental health conference by Worcester University, included in the read for empathy list by EmpathyLab.

Addie0822 This book also was the winner of the Klaus Flugge prize as well as being the winner of the V&A award in the book cover category! 5mo
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Jordan1201
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When Sadness is at Your Door by and illustrated by Eva Eland won the World of Illustration award in 2019. It was published in 2019 and is a non-fictional story. Sometimes sadness arrives unexpectedly and follows us around. Try not to be afraid of sadness, and try to talk about it. Try to find something that you enjoy and know that it is okay to be sad.

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acanganelli

This book explores the feeling of sadness, how it can come and go, and ways to process and cope with the feeling. It explores one‘s experience with sadness and how to move through the feeling, validating that sadness is a normal emotion and a part of being human. I would 100% use this in my classroom, especially in an older grade. This book confronts a difficult topic and gives a starting point to discuss the complexity of emotions.

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caitlinblack

This book was published in 2019. This book is about finding ways to cope with sadness when it comes their way. The book gives many examples of ways to help like drinking hot chocolate or going for a walk. I would use this book with children in my classroom as a whole group because it's a good way for children to see it's okay to be sad and there are ways to help you feel better.

Awards:
One of my books of choice

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clairebourq_2023

This story is a social emotional learning story. It talks about the ideas of sadness, what you feel sometimes when you are sad, and what you can do with sadness. This is a great story that shows children these emotions are okay and they are valid. It is so important to show children these emotions are normal and are apart of being human. It is a great story to use in the classroom with children of any age, but specifically, early childhood.

clairebourq_2023 Awards:
- shortlisted for World of Illustration Award 2019
- included in the exhibition of the Illustrating Mental Healthy conference 2019
- Included in the Read for Empathy list 2020
- Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020
-Winner of the V&A Award in the Book Cover category 2020
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Loganfairbanks
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This book was published in 2019, and is a great book for helping children explore and understand their emotions. The story explains that it is okay to feel your sadness, and that it is normal. I would definitely recommend this book.

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channingfortney
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This book is about how sadness enters your life and sometimes hangs around. It talks about how sometimes you can try to hide it but it always finds its way back. It then gives suggestions about how to embrace the feeling of sadness. For example, by going for a walk, letting the sadness out, or even sleeping. I love the message this books portrays and would absolutely use this in the classroom.

channingfortney Winner of V/A award and many many more 5mo
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cm779518
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Winner of V&A Award / Klaus Flugge Prize / World of Illustration Award — This helps students understand and pick up on emotions that are maybe not comfortable, & gives ideas on how to deal with them. Helps children to relate to one another and express how they are feeling about something.

Very great book to bring into a classroom in my opinion to let students know its okay, to not be okay. Talking to others can definitely make a difference!

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RebL
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What a comforting book about sadness! Maybe not this particular illustration. This more validates. Still, a book that validates, normalizes, and gives strategies for dealing with sadness -- so good. #PictureBooks

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WanderingBookaneer
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Excellent book to show kids what they can do when they are feeling blue.

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melodyp
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This book is such a good read to help children deal with hard emotions like sadness! It has helpful tools explained in a way that makes it seem like sadness is a friend that comes to visit sometimes. 💛 #UCFLAE3414SP21

OliviaBuck This is a book I will be sure to add to my classroom library! I think it is so important to provide students with information on emotions and how to cope with them, and this seems like a perfect book to do so. 2y
AndreaEfres The blanket 😍 2y
GuidoParente Looks like such a cute book! Love that you got your child involved, will have to give it a look! 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This is a sweet picture book to help small children think and deal with sadness. I loved the illustrations and colors used. Thanks to my children‘s librarian friend who mentioned this one to me!

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emtobiasz
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Finally unpacked all the picture books I took from work last week when we were told of the county‘s new shelter in place order. We recorded several story times before we left, but I‘ll soon have to start recording and uploading them from home. I think my first will include the tagged book. It‘s important to talk about feelings, even with kids (especially with kids?) and while I‘m less anxious than I was last week, I‘m still sad. #stayhome #library

emtobiasz I think everyone‘s doing a lovely job staying positive on here, but that it‘s okay to be sad and to call sadness by name. @Exbrarian posted a lovely article about this feeling as grief, whether for the future or for a way of life that has suddenly ended, which I think is a helpful way to look at it. 3y
Johanna414 I wish I had had time to bring home some books from work to record! On Friday the 13th we planned on working the following Monday, but got a couple confirmed cases in our county that weekend and everything shut down. I haven‘t even been able to get into the school building. Eventually I will ask my principal to grab some books for me, but I‘m waiting for things to settle a bit... I want to keep my 6th grade Lit Lunch going even if we are all home! 3y
emtobiasz @Johanna414 I hope you get to do something with your 6th graders! We did a teen book club on Zoom this week and got several emails from parents saying how much happier their kids were afterward ❤️ 3y
Johanna414 @emtobiasz hasn‘t Zoom been a lifesaver in all this?! My 6th graders come to the library a few days a week with their lunch and eat while I read to them - I‘d like to give them something that is close to their routine, even if it‘s listening to me read while they eat lunch at home. I‘ll probably have to start over with a new book - I might just buy something 3y
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Krisjericho
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Whelp, this is just lovely. Easy to understand and breaks down a concept that even adults struggle with - sometimes you just have to sit with sadness. Embrace it, let it know it is heard, and don‘t try to hide it. The personification of sadness in the illustrations is very effective.

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GatheringBooks
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#SongsOfSummer Day 9: When #SummertimeSadness hits you, read this book by Eland. As Fats noted: “This is an absolutely precious book about recognizing sadness and the different ways that we can deal with it. Understanding emotions can be quite difficult for children. Eland‘s book helps young readers acknowledge sadness and reassures them that it‘s okay to feel sad sometimes.” Her full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-jYl

OriginalCyn620 Aww! That sounds great. 💙 4y
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introvertedbooks
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Well this book just wrecked my heart. How's your day going?

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