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Ethicool Books - My Daddy's Shadow

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Outside, the world is bursting with colour, light and wonder. But inside the house, Daddy has a big secret. A dark shadow is following him around, and it just won't leave him alone. His sunshine has been stolen, and there's no telling when it will come back - that is, until a particularly driven daughter shines her brightest lights into the dark.

An adorable and heartfelt picture book about depression, the darkest shadow, told gently, endearingly, and with touching warmth. With effortless and enchanting poetry, combined with otherworldly watercolour illustrations, My Daddy’s Shadow is a powerful and uplifting book for anyone who has ever been overcome by sadness or witnessed the dark shadow of depression take hold. Above all, it's for those who know that love and support can make all the difference.  

Written by Riley M. Rodgers and illustrated by Sid Meireles


Themes: Depression, Anxiety, Mental Health

For children, depression can be confusing, sad and a little frightening. Children often (mistakenly) believe that they are the cause of their parent, grandparent or carer's sadness. This beautiful book shines a light on the illness that affects so many of us, and helps little ones understand it in a way that is meaningful and accessible to them.