Published by Wayland / ISBN 9780750280532

This is a simple and powerful tale of depression that not only shows how it affects those suffering directly from it, but also about how it affects those around them. It explains what might happen and about how long positive results can take in a very clear and caring way.

The charity Sane (http://www.sane.org.uk) promote the book on their site – Explaining to children what is happening when someone they are close to becomes mentally unwell can be a daunting task, and it can often be difficult ot know where to begin. The Colour Thief can be a beginning for families, as it is a book that not only offers context, but also opens a door for further, much-needed discussion.

Superbly illustrated by Karin Littlewood in wonderful watercolour.

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