Book Title: Sometimes When I’m Sad by Deborah Serani
Category: Children’s Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7)
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, 40 pages
Release date: April 2020
Content Rating: G. Rated G.
“Sometimes When I’m Sad” is a sensitive and supportive story to help young children recognize and cope with sadness. Written by psychologist, Deborah Serani, Psy.D. and illustrated by Kyra Teis, this award-winning children’s book is also an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, caregivers and other mental health professionals. “Sometimes When I’m Sad” has been endorsed by Jo Frost, The Supernanny and pediatric depression expert ,Dr. Joan Luby.
About the Author
Deborah Serani, Psy.D. is psychologist in practice over 30 years. She is also a senior professor at Adelphi University and has been published in academic journals on many psychological subjects. Dr. Serani is a go-to expert for psychological issues. Her interviews can be found at ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post and USA Today, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She is also a TEDx speaker and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Serani has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – where a recurring character, Judge D. Serani, was named for her. Dr. Serani is an award-winning author, writing about psychological topics in many genres.
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Dr. Deborah Serani has a gift. After reading Sometimes When I’m Mad, I was enchanted with her writing style and Sometimes When I’m Sad is a POWERFUL addition to my collection, and I feel like I really learned something from the book. Dr. Deborah Serani writing style is quite easy for kids to understand and I genuinely think that kids can learn how to express their feelings better by reading this book.
As adults Dr. Deborah Serani also provides informative ways, we can help everyone around us no matter age in dealing with sadness and she lists ways we can recognize sadness even if it may not be readily apparent. Something I appreciate and quite honestly think it would be a promising idea to buy this for any new parents as a knowledge resource for how to deal with their children’s emotions in a healthy way.
The Illustrations were fantastic. Very soothing and easy on the eyes. The words were easy to read and got their point across easily.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.