A Blue Kind of Day (Hardcover)

A Blue Kind of Day By Rachel Tomlinson, Tori-Jay Mordey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rachel Tomlinson, Tori-Jay Mordey (Illustrator)
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A moving picture book debut about depression, sensory awareness, and the power of listening, from psychologist and author of Teaching Kids to be Kind.

Coen is having a sniffling, sighing, sobbing kind of day.

His family thinks they know how to cheer him up. His dad wants to go outside and play, Mom tells her funniest joke, and his little sister shares her favorite teddy. Nothing helps. But one by one, they get quiet and begin to listen. After some time, space, and reassurance, Coen is able to show them what he needs.

With poignant text and stunning illustrations, A Blue Kind of Day explores how depression might feel in the body and shows us how to support the people we love with patience, care, and empathy.

About the Author

Rachel Tomlinson is the author of Teaching Kids to Be Kind (Skyhorse) and is a registered psychologist who has worked with adults, families, and children in a variety of settings. She has presented at national conferences on mental health topics including trauma and play therapy. She also serves as a subject-matter expert for journalists on topics such as parenting, child development, and relationships.

Tori-Jay Mordey is an Indigenous Australian illustrator whose work traverses multiple mediums, such as digital illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking, film and murals. Her Torres Strait Islander and English heritage is often reflected in her contemporary Indigenous art practice— producing work based around her family and siblings as a way of understanding herself, her appearance and racial identity.

Praise For…


USBBY 2023 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2022
A Kirkus Best Book of 2022

An Evanston Public Library Best Book of 2022

* "A loving tribute to the power of loved ones’ support during trying times." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

“Children may appreciate the understanding, validating approach to the topic, including the reassuring reminder that “blue feelings” can change." --Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593324011
ISBN-10: 0593324013
Publisher: Kokila
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
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