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Sadness is an emotion that everyone feels at some time or another. But sometimes you might feel a sadness so long and so deep and dark that it seems impossible to find happiness. That kind of sadness is called depression. Meh is a wordless picture book about one boy's journey through depression. Discussion questions at the back of the book are intended for parents or teachSadness is an emotion that everyone feels at some time or another. But sometimes you might feel a sadness so long and so deep and dark that it seems impossible to find happiness. That kind of sadness is called depression. Meh is a wordless picture book about one boy's journey through depression. Discussion questions at the back of the book are intended for parents or teachers to discuss depression with children....

Title : Meh: A Story About Depression
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ISBN : 9781634110037
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Meh: A Story About Depression Reviews

  • Robert
    2019-04-02 20:07

    It doesn't have any words, but Meh is a beautiful visual journey through depression. It provides a great way to introduce mental health issues to children from a young age.It's an amazing use of color and texture to compare to show mental state. Very cool visually.

  • Lorena Martinez
    2019-04-19 19:11

    WORDLESS BOOK #1: Meh: a Story about Depression is a realistic fiction book written by Deborah Malcolm. The reason this book is considered a realistic fiction because it is a story that uses made up characters but could happen in real life. This book would be great for primary and intermediate readers, because it focuses on a heavy topic as depression but teaches children through pictures which is why I think it would be great for both.TEXT TO SELF: This book reminds me of myself for many reasons. As I was learning English I oftentimes felt angry and I'm sure that without knowing I was a bit depressed because my life felt grey and black. By the end of first grade, I had made no progress with my language acquisition and was then forced to repeat 1st grade. That only made me feel like I was in a hole in which I would not be able to climb out of as the main character in book felt. I had lost all my friends, they had left to become 2nd graders while I was left behind, I was alone and hopeless. I know I would have loved to read through this book back then. TEXT TO TEXT: Meh reminded me of Alice in wonderland. Like in Alice in wonderland the main character falls into a black hole and that is where their journey begins. both characters experience strange things but eventually find their way out. Both books have illustrations that do a fantastic job taking the readers along on their journeys. For example when the “gloom” arrives in "Meh" we can feel the mood change we share the boy’s emotions as he moves through the black and gray pages of depression. Same goes for Alice, the pages go from bark to bright depending on the situation in which she is in.TEXT TO WORLD: Most people think of depression as something that just affects adults. But kids can experience it to. They learn to hide it, just like adults do, not wanting anyone to know how they feel. Just like the boy in the story, children oftentimes feel alone and hopeless. Adults such as parents and teachers, should pay special attention to kids who are having trouble concentrating, or are keeping to themselves, or are otherwise acting differently than they normally do. These kids may be experiencing depression. Depression is a real problem for anyone and this book does a great job of bringing attention to that problem.

  • Gwen Ayler
    2019-03-26 18:08

    In this wordless picture book, the main character of the story gets sucked into the darkness and needs to find a way out. The wordless pages help make this book a great talking piece as the readers work to determine what is going on.

  • Shawn
    2019-04-13 15:08

    It's hard to review a book with no words, but I'm going to try.This is a story told in pictures. It tells how suddenly it can sneak up on you, how alone it will make you feel and how you have the power to dig yourself out of it. Huh, and all without words.There is some study-guide like material at the back to help discussion and can be used to help children deal with their own depression (but if it's serious, do seek professional help).

  • Kristen
    2019-04-13 17:16

    2.5 stars. I received a free copy of this book through Good Reads Giveaways. I was surprised to see this book had no words. My 9 year old made a storyline as she looked at the pictures that was interesting to listen to, but this book didn't start the dialogue I was hoping it would surrounding depression.

  • Nayuleska
    2019-04-16 15:11

    When I was asked to consider this book for review, the cute white cat got pointed out to me as a feature of the story I may like. I thought so too, and the cat is adorable! I love the way the little white paw prints appear in some scenes, and how slowly the cat brings the nameless boy (no words in the story) out of his depression. This is a brilliant book which doesn't need words – it's up to the reader (especially if they have someone older with them) to figure out what's going on, and it means they can pretend to be the nameless character more than if he had a name (although if he was a girl that would be ace!). He struggles in life, and finds a turning point when the cute white cat first appears, and then takes a more prominent place in his life. Depression is accurately depicted. It's important for younger readers to have Meh because it explains clearly what they or their friends may be feeling, and how there is hope for them to be happier again. I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review on my blog Nayu's Reading Corner

  • Missus B'sPicture Book Reviews
    2019-04-24 19:07

    Love how this book invites the reader to quietly think, reflect and interpret. The visual narrative alone tells the tale (there are no words in the story) . It's an excellent tool for supporting emotional literacy, self awareness and empathy skills.Read more of my review on my blogpost here: http://missusbspicturebookreviews.blo...

  • Rachel
    2019-03-25 17:07

    I love that this book has no words but beautiful illustrations because it allows the reader to draw conclusions about an illness that is so personal and so different for everyone. The questions in the back of the book are great for discussing with your kids or students.

  • Acacia Ives
    2019-04-04 13:52

    Beautiful expressive and the questions at the end for people to ask and discuss with adults and children is wonderful.

  • Elise Noorda
    2019-04-21 16:03

    Wonderful tool for talking to children about depression - whether it is they who are feeling it or someone they Know or love. It doesn't tell them what to think, but gives them some insight.

  • Gabriella
    2019-04-04 16:57

    - 32 pages- Age range: 6-10- Publisher: thunderstone books- Wordless story- Invites the reader to think, reflect and interpret: children can personalise it depending on their own interpretation- Visual narrative tells the story- Includes discussion points at the back of the book to help encourage communication with parents, teachers and children- Illustrations are very thought provoking, colours tend to consist of dark colours such as blacks, greys, etc