Spare text and simple illustrations encourage readers to find happiness even if it feels far away. The book turns this elusive emotion into something real while acknowledging that you can’t be happy all the time. The thoughtful text reassures readers that when happiness is hard to find, they can look for it in many places.
August 25, 2020
Preschool - 2
EVA ELAND is a Dutch author and illustrator who lives in England. She earned an MA with distinction in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, and has also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the School of Visual Arts. When Sadness Is at Your Door
marked her debut as an author-illustrator to watch. Follow @evaeland on Instagram.
"A playful, poignant, and wonderfully reassuring book
for children as they encounter emotional hills and valleys." —Kirkus Reviews,
“For those seeking titles that support social emotional learning, this is a gentle reminder of where happiness begins
.” —School Library Journal