1/7/22

Sometimes When I'm Sad Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway


By on 1/07/2022 06:59:00 AM

I love discovering children's book series that help families tackle difficult subjects or developmental milestones! Today, I have another book from Deborah Serani that looks at emotions and mental health in children. Learn about Sometimes When I'm Sad, read my thoughts on the book and be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.  Yesterday, I shared Sometimes When I'm Mad from the author as well--so check out that review if you missed it!

 

Book Title:  Sometimes When I'm Sad by Deborah Serani
Category:  Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7)
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Free Spirit Publishing, 40 pages
Release date:   April 2020
Content Rating:  G.  Rated G.


About the Book

"Sometimes When I'm Sad" is a sensitive and supportive story to help young children recognize and cope with sadness. Written by psychologist, Deborah Serani, Psy.D. and illustrated by Kyra Teis, this award-winning children's book is also an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, caregivers and other mental health professionals. "Sometimes When I'm Sad" has been endorsed by Jo Frost, The Supernanny and pediatric depression expert ,Dr. Joan Luby.
 
 
My Review

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Sometimes When I'm Sad is For Grown-Ups Too! Just like Sometimes When I'm Mad--the author writes this book in a way that makes it very useful as a read-along for children and caregivers. Emotions are confusing and difficult to navigate for children still learning and developing. The author tackles sadness and depression in this children's book in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand fashion for children. While the author presents the realities of unhappiness in children, she gives some beneficial coping techniques and management strategies for both children and caregivers as well. The book shares tips and techniques so that parents and caregivers can use the book and its ideas to support children facing feelings of sadness--whether temporary or prolonged. The book ends with a few pages of very valuable resources for parents and caregivers seeking to understand sadness and depression and to offer some remedies in children from baby through middle school-aged. 

 

Sometimes When I'm Sad Offers the Perfect Conversation Starter for Families. The book follows a young boy facing feelings of sadness ."Children and caregivers will easily relate to the pages of this book and will be able to talk about the feelings, actions, and suggestions offered on each page. The author provides readers and caregivers with many insights and information to consider with simple text and illustrations.  


Would I Recommend Sometimes When I'm Sad by Deborah Serani? As a childI often remember hearing grown-ups say--"What does a kid have to be sad about?" Sadness and depression in children was, and is, a valid concern and a reality for many today. Books like this serve to support children and families as both learn to navigate changing views on mental health. I loved the author's writing style and presentation as she shared her professional knowledge in a simple, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-use manner for families with young children. While the book is a children's book--the author offers many resources for families and caregivers and tips for seeking professional mental health support.  

 

As with Sometimes When I'm Mad, I would recommend this book for families with young children seeking to support the child's emotional development better. The book is also valuable to families already working with a counselor. The book gives some helpful conversation starters, coping ideas, and resources that can further support their efforts or help them reinforce some of the "assignments" that counselors give during sessions.

 
 
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Book Title:  Sometimes When I'm Mad by Deborah Serani
Category:  Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7)
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Free Spirit Publishing, 40 pages
Release date:   January 2022
Content Rating:  G.  Rated G.
 

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About the Book

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Award-winning author and psychologist Dr. Deborah Serani and illustrator Kyra Teis team up again for a companion to "Sometimes When I’m Sad" that tackles the difficult feeling of anger. "Sometimes When I'm Mad" describes a child's experience with anger and the many ways it can surface, along with ways children - and adults who love them - can use anger management techniques.
 
 


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Meet the Author

Deborah Serani, Psy.D. is psychologist in practice over 30 years. She is also a senior professor at Adelphi University and has been published in academic journals on many psychological subjects. Dr. Serani is a go-to expert for psychological issues. Her interviews can be found at ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Reader's Digest, The Washington Post and USA Today, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She is also a TEDx speaker and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Serani has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - where a recurring character, Judge D. Serani, was named for her. Dr. Serani is an award-winning author, writing about psychological topics in many genres.

Connect with the author:  ​​website ~twitter ~ facebook ~ goodreads
 

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About Angela

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1 comments :

  1. TYSM for being part of my book tour and for the thoughtful review!!!

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