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.