I'm Sad

I'm Sad

Book - 2018
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Flamingo learns that it is okay to be sad sometimes and that her friends, the little girl and Potato, will stand by her no matter how she feels.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481476270
Branch Call Number: JP BLACK
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ohi, Debbie Ridpath 1962-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: I am sad


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DBRL_ChrissJ Sep 17, 2020

"I don't like you just when you're happy. I like you all the time. When you're sad or angry or bored or anything else." And that's the sign of true love and friendship.

OPL_MichelleC Jan 17, 2019

Very cute and thoughtful points on feeling sad. Will help all readers remember that you are still you when you're sad and that it's okay to be sad.

Hillsboro_ElenaG Dec 18, 2018

Flamingo is sad. Their friends, a human kid and a potato (just roll with it), talk about the nature of sadness and what cheers them up when they're sad, and ultimately reach the conclusion that sometimes it's okay to just be sad for a while. A funny, thoughtful, and surprisingly touching exploration of sadness that will both delight and reassure the young person in your life.

Nov 20, 2018

A delightful, adorable book. Great art. great message (it's okay to be sad). And funny too. Perfect for reading aloud.

JCLBeckyC Aug 24, 2018

A funny book about sadness that even young children can understand. Just think: all the years of therapy I've paid for when all I needed to do was read this children's picture book to get that sadness is fleeting and my true friends will still like me even if I'm sad again tomorrow.

ArapahoeMary Aug 20, 2018

I adored I’m Bored by the same team and this one is equally silly, sweet and charming. A girl and her potato friend (yes, I said POTATO) try and help their buddy flamingo cheer up. But what if, sometimes, we’re just sad? For no reason at all? Normalizing feelings is important, and this story does it with wit and kindness.

ArapahoeLaurieAnne Jul 02, 2018

Can potatoes be sad? Can flamingos be sad? Don't we all feel sad sometimes? Is it ok? And how can we help our friends turn that frown upside down.

ArapahoeMollie Jun 15, 2018

Fred Rogers once said, "Young children don't know that sadness isn't forever." I'm Sad sums up this quote perfectly.


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