Why Do I Feel So Sad? is an illustrated book written by a top psychologist to help children understand and cope with grief. The examples and solutions given encompass many forms of grief that can occur in a child’s life, such as moving house, losing a pet or even the death of a loved one.
We worked hard to find an illustration style appropriate to such an emotive theme. We selected an illustrator who created beautiful and moving illustrations reminiscent of Pixar’s Up or Inside Out. The rich colour palette and suggestions of autumn throughout reflect the book’s overarching theme of grief.
The book received glowing reviews from psychologists, counsellors, social workers and families, and has been used as a therapy tool to help children identify and express feelings associated with grief.