Publisher: Kids Can Press
Released: May 2, 2023
A young girl visualizes her depression to help her cope.
Abigail’s dark cloud follows her everywhere. It can be a ball of worries, a swirl of fog or a long shadow. But it’s always with her, making other children distant, getting in the way at ballet class and even taking away her appetite. Then Abigail begins to understand some things about her dark cloud. Like how it’s not always the same size. How she can trap it in a sandcastle. And how, sometimes, she can even step away from it and feel the sunshine on her skin.
Children will be comforted by this realistic yet hopeful story about depression as a clinical condition.