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Michael Rosen's Sad Book

(2004)
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With unmitigated honesty, a touch of humor, and sensitive illustrations by Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen explores the experience of sadness in a way that resonates with us all.

Sometimes I'm sad and I don't know why.
It's just a cloud that comes along and covers me up.

Sad things happen to everyone, and sometimes people feel sad for no reason at all. What makes Michael Rosen sad is thinking about his son, Eddie, who died suddenly at the age of eighteen. In this book the author writes about his sadness, how it affects him, and some of the things he does to cope with it - like telling himself that everyone has sad stuff (not just him) and trying every day to do something he can be proud of. Expressively illustrated by the extraordinary Quentin Blake, this is a very personal story that speaks to everyone, from children to parents to grandparents, teachers to grief counselors. Whether or not you have known what it's like to feel deeply sad, the truth of this book will surely touch you.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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February 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Michael Rosen's Sad Book
Author(s): Michael Rosen
ISBN: 1-4063-1316-5 / 978-1-4063-1316-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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October 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: Michael Rosen's Sad Book
Author(s): Michael Rosen
ISBN: 1-84691-278-4 / 978-1-84691-278-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Badger Publishing
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February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Michael Rosen's Sad Book (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors (Awards))
Author(s): Michael Rosen
ISBN: 0-7636-2597-3 / 978-0-7636-2597-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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October 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Michael Rosen's Sad Book
Author(s): Michael Rosen
ISBN: 0-7445-9898-2 / 978-0-7445-9898-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Michael Rosen's Sad Book
Author(s): Michael Rosen
ISBN: 1-4063-1784-5 / 978-1-4063-1784-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Michael Rosen's Sad Book
Author(s): Michael Rosen
ISBN: 0-7636-4104-9 / 978-0-7636-4104-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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