In the Blue

Hourigan, E.
A young girl doesn’t understand when her loving father becomes sad, quiet, and “blue”. When he gets professional support and feels better, he becomes “yellow” again and she learns that although her father’s depression may come and go, he always loves her. This engaging picture book explores the difficult subject of family depression in a gentle and non-judgmental way that young readers can comprehend, through the use of yellow and blue as metaphors for happiness and sadness. Suitable as a read-aloud to explore feelings, emotional well-being, depression, and family relationships, to complement lessons into “blue” feelings, and for use in small group or one-to-one teacher counselling or behavioural support.
Health, Novel
English Language Arts
  • K-3

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