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Michael Rosen's Sad Book - Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake An interesting little book. Actually, a sad little book, so the title is more than appropriate. Michael Rosen dopes something here that we do not often see in children's books - he touches upon coping with tragic events. Children, like adults, experience tragic events in their lives, and many times their feelings are not addressed in a reassuring way. This book addresses sadness, depression, even death of a child and a parent. For this reason, I decided to rate this book. It is rare to find such a book on the children's shelves at a library. Good job Mr. Rosen, and thank you for having the courage to share your personal tragedies. (it is written in an autobiographical style). The only reason why I'm giving it 4 stars is because the ending is somewhat abrupt.

As always, hats off to Candlewick Press for putting out beautifully executed, meaningful titles for the younger readers.