In this wordless graphic picture book, a young boy feels alone with his worries. He isn't fitting in well at school. His grades are slipping. He's even lashing out at those who love him. This short but hard-hitting wordless graphic picture book gets to the heart of childhood anxiety and opens the way for dialogue about acceptance, vulnerability, and the universal experience of worry.
Disability and Health; Mental illness; depression; depressed child; anxiety
mother and father
Australian Book Design Award, 2017, Short List, Children's Illustrated Book
Children's Book of the Year Award, 2017, Notable Book, Picture Book
Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration, 2017, Short List
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade (Graphic Novels)
Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, 2019, Finalist, Children's Fiction
Picture Book of the Year, 2017, Notable Book, Picture Book
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2019 Grades 6-8
shadow; monster; exclusion; grades; tests; students; friends; class; school; relationships; caring
Tregonning, Mel, "Small Things" (2018). Diverse Families. 1848.