The Princess and the Fog
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Release Date:21 Jun 2015
ISBN:9781849056557
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The Princess and the Fog

A Story for Children with Depression

By Lloyd Jones; Illustrated by Lloyd Jones
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Once upon a time there was a Princess. She had everything a little girl could ever want, and she was happy. That is, until the fog came...

The Princess and the Fog is picture book to help sufferers of depression aged 5-7 cope with their difficult feelings. It uses vibrant illustrations, a sense of humour and metaphor to create a relatable, enjoyable story that describes the symptoms of childhood depression while also providing hope that things can get better with a little help and support. The story is also a great starting point for explaining depression to all children, especially those who may have a parent or close family member with depression.

With an essential guide for parents and carers by clinical paediatric psychologists, Dr Melinda Edwards MBE and Linda Bayliss, this book will be of immeasurable value to anyone supporting a child with, or affected by, depression, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, arts therapists, pastoral care workers and school staff, as well as parents and carers.

RELATED TOPICS: Fiction, Literature
Depression is fortunately rare in young children but sadly all too common in those around them. This picture book with its simple but accurate text and amusing illustrations is an invaluable aid to talking about depression with children. If your child, or someone important in their life, is affected by depression then this book will help you discuss the causes and treatments of depression in age appropriate language. Lloyd Jones is an 'evidence-based author', he has done a very good job of accurately summarising what is known about childhood depression in a way that will amuse as well as inform a young child.

– David Cottrell, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Leeds, and co-author of NICE, Depression in Children & Young People, Clinical Guideline

Lloyd Jones is a silly man with a silly beard who lives in the south of England. More of his work can be seen at www.lloydjonesillustration.com. Lloyd has a first class honours degree in Illustration from the University of Portsmouth, an MA in Sequential Design and Illustration from the University of Brighton and he is currently working on a PGCE FE from the University of Southampton. He has learned to live with his fog, rather than suffer from it.
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