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Michael Rosen's Sad Book

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The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Quentin was the inaugural Children's Laureate (1999-2001), an experience he recorded in his book Laureate's Progress. A children's author and illustrator, most well-known for his illustratrations for books by Roald Dahl.

It begins with a picture of Rosen looking happy, with text explaining that he is sad and only pretending to be happy. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.The book takes you along Michael Rosen’s thoughts in such a way that you feel with him yet can also understand everything from your own perspective. A moving combination of sincerity and simplicity, it acknowledges that sadness is not always avoidable or reasonable and perfects the art of making complicated feelings plain. The book frequently uses a disconnection between text and image to communicate the complex feelings of grief. Michael Rosen's Sad Book chronicles Michael's grief at the death of his son Eddie from meningitis at the age of 19. Publishers Weekly praised it for its candour and said that it "will resonate with – and help – anyone mourning a loss or dealing with an indefinable sadness".

They combine perfectly recognisable portraits of Rosen with expressionism, proving that Blake's seemingly spontaneous style is born out of practice and precision. It's a book to be kept forever it's so relatable that you would think its only you who feel this way and what's goingbon this books simple self honest explanatory book is just a book you can re read when needed and say its OK not be ok don't feel guilty for when you do . The Guardian noted that the book was indeed sad but highly recommended it, saying, " Sad Book doesn't hide the darkness. Having read Michael Rosen's poetry throughout my childhood- full of hilarious and fun stories of Eddie as a little boy and later a big brother, it is clear how adored he was by his Dad. It also describes how Rosen found his despair lifting and how he was able to deal with his grief and think about the good times he had with his son.

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