I’m Sad

I’m Sad
by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018

An engaging story of a sad flamingo that voice a child’s many concerns about being sad, with a spunky girl who speaks clearly on how being sad is just part of life.  The third character, a potato, inserts humor throughout the story and sets up the surprise ending.  If sadness exists in a little one’s life, this book will help explain it and accept it.  It might be the child sees your sadness or a friend’s sadness.  With few words and expressive characters, even the youngest readers will learn from this thoughtful rendering.

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