The Boy Who Didn't Want to Be Sad

There once was a boy who didn t want to be sad He tries to eliminate sources of sadness toys they can get broken , pets they can t live forever , friends what if they don t call , even his family sometimes they get mad at him Ultimately, he realizes that all sources of sadness are also sources of happiness, and reclaims them all.
The Boy Who Didn t Want to Be Sad There once was a boy who didn t want to be sad He tries to eliminate sources of sadness toys they can get broken pets they can t live forever friends what if they don t call even his family some

  • Title: The Boy Who Didn't Want to Be Sad
  • Author: Rob Goldblatt
  • ISBN: 9781591471356
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Boy Who Didn't Want to Be Sad”

    1. A young boy does not want to feel sad so he pushes away everything that makes him sada tree, his parents, pets, blocks, etc. Eventually he is alone, surrounded by blackness. It doesn't take long before he realizes that the things that make him sad also make him happy.The text is written in verse, some words/phrases are emphasized in bold to express the feelings of the boy. The illustrations are somewhat expressive but the message of the text is the highlight of the book. Excellent book to read w [...]

    2. Rating: 3.5 Even though this book was an easy read, I thought that the storyline fell a little flat for me. On the upside, I did appreciate both the illustrations and the message of the book.

    3. A fabulous book and rare find. A little boy doesn't want to be sad and so he wishes away everything in his life that could potentially make him sad, until there is nothing left and then realizes the big lesson the one we're probably all still learning that wrapped up in the things that can make us sad are the things that also make us happy and vice versa. The trick is learning to appreciate it all, or at least not being afraid of it. If we could give this one 10 stars, we would -- just for the m [...]

    4. wonderful book to help children deal with sadness. the message is similar to the movie "inside out" but predates it. it also is more empowering because it's the boy taking action and learning and not something separate from himself.

    5. Probably a pretty niche audience, but that doesn't make it any less of a book. It's a really good book for addressing emotions, and especially depression, and how we deal with these issues. Might not read it in a storytime, but it would be a good one to have available at a storytime on feelings (a supplemental storytime book).

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