Title: Being Edie Is Hard Today
Author: Ben Brashares & Elizabeth Bergeland
Page Count: 40 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
Being Edie is hard today. No one understands. Not her mother. Not her teachers, or the kids at school. If only if she could be an animal! Edie’s imagination may be the perfect escape, but she can’t run from her feelings forever if she’s going to be comfortable in her own skin.
Debut author/illustrator team Ben Brashares and Elizabeth Bergeland offer an entirely original, wry, and poignant take on having a bad day–and trying again the next.
Oh my goodness this book was sooo touching. What a beautiful story. I really found myself feeling for Edie. Edie is a little girl who doesn’t understand the sadness within her and she goes on a journey to discover why.
1. The Illustrations
The colours the author used in this book really added to the tone of the story. It pulled you in and you truly felt Edie’s sadness. This was such a clever was to use colour and I am so impressed with the illustrators talent. I loved the attention to detail in the way Edie carries herself, this too completely added to your view of how she feels and eminates sadness.
2. Lessons Learned
The author tackles depression and sadness in children and I don’t know how they did it, but this was an amazing book. It really shows the reader that sadness is okay and normal. It makes the reader feel better and kids will really resonate with Edie.
We also learn how to accept our feelings and deal with them, rather then shoving them down and hiding from them. This is so important for kids these days. So important for them to feel comfortable expressing their emotions and not being afraid to talk about them. Reading this book with your child is so important.
I highly recommend this story to share with your young ones to help explain the meaning behind feelings. Such a wonderful book.
**Thank you HBG Canada for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.**