The Perfect Shelter

Author: Clare Helen Welsh

, Illustrator: Åsa Gilland

£6.99

ISBN: 9781788815796 Category:

PUBLICATION DATE: May 12 2021

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 32 pages

DIMENSIONS: 245 x 280 mm

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A powerfully told story from Clare Helen Welsh and Åsa Gilland that explores the emotions we feel when someone we love is battling a serious illness.

At first, nobody knew. It seemed as if today would be like yesterday forever, the perfect day to build a shelter in the woods. Then, my sister changed – she was more tired than before. More quiet. When we learn that she is sick, really sick, it feels as though a storm has engulfed our whole family. But, we will ride out this storm. And though today may be different from yesterday, today is the perfect day to build a shelter, together.

A heartwarming book that sensitively tackles the tough subject of illness with authentic and empathetic tenderness. Much like Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, A Shelter for Sadness or The Building Boy, The Perfect Shelter offers children a way to understand and articulate complex, often overwhelming, emotions.

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Clare Helen Welsh

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Åsa Gilland

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