Coming Home



✫ Coming Home Books ✭ Author Sharon McGuinness – E17streets4all.co.uk I wonder if it s dark and lonely in that other place Gemma watches her dad as he sits alone in his tangled garden She doesn t understand why he seems so sadCan she help her dad find his way home I wonder if it s dark and lonely in that other place Gemma watches her dad as he sits alone in his tangled garden She doesn t understand why he seems so sadCan she help her dad find his way home.Coming Home

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Coming Home ePUB ò Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 34 pages
  • Coming Home
  • Sharon McGuinness
  • English
  • 21 March 2018

10 thoughts on “Coming Home

  1. says:

    Coming Home , written by Sharon McGuinness and illustrated by Shannon Melville sensitively betrays the interactions of a child with a depressed parent Gemma can t understand why her dad sits in the garden without reacting he doesn t smile at her or care that his beloved roses are now choked with weeds Her mum explains he has depression, that he still loves her and that she should just be herself with him Slowly, things begin to change While I found the illustrations a bit heavy, I loved th Coming Home , written by Sharon McGuinness and illustrated by Shannon Melville sensitively betrays the interactions of a child with a depressed parent Gemma can t understand why her dad sits in the garden without reacting he doesn t smile at her or care that his beloved roses are now choked with weeds Her mum explains he has depression, that he still loves her and that she should just be herself with him Slowly, things begin to change While I found the illustrations a bit heavy, I loved the way that colour gradually creeps into the black and white drawings and finishing with a rainbow burst I thought the issue of parental depression and it s effect on children, was betrayed well It dealt with the confusion and unnecessary guilt children often feel in this situation and reassured the child that Daddy or Mummy still loves them despite the fact that they no longer seem to care I also liked that, while Gemma spends time with her dad doing the things she loved, it is not implied in any way that it s Gemma s responsibility to make her dad well I think this would be a great book for children that have close family or friends with depression It has been endorsed by the Black Dog Institute with web links in the back forinformation on depression Another wonderful book from Wombat

  2. says:

    A book for children that sensitively tackles the subject of depression in an adult Exploring the fears a child has like, Does Dad love me and Did I do something wrong that Dad s like this it offers reassurance in a difficult situation.The use of colour throughout this book all grey at first progressing to splashes of muted colour then to bright, vibrant tones echoes the movement from despondency to hope A beautiful book on an important topic.

  3. says:

    This book deals with the difficult subject of parental depression Gemma can t understand why her Dad just sits in the garden and doesn t seem interested in anything He doesn t seem to even notice she s there and she starts to wonder if she s done something wrong Her mother explains that he is suffering from depression, but is hopeful it will pass She encourages Gemma to keep talking to him and playing with him With support, things do eventually get better.The text by Sharon McGuinness deals This book deals with the difficult subject of parental depression Gemma can t understand why her Dad just sits in the garden and doesn t seem interested in anything He doesn t seem to even notice she s there and she starts to wonder if she s done something wrong Her mother explains that he is suffering from depression, but is hopeful it will pass She encourages Gemma to keep talking to him and playing with him With support, things do eventually get better.The text by Sharon McGuinness deals sensitively with this topic and would be a good book for someone to discuss with a child whose father was suffering from depression The message is delivered with hope I also liked the way that the illustrations by Shannon Melville changed from black and white to colour as the father improved This book is endorsed by the Black Dog Institute and has some web links in the back forinformation on depression Another good book on an important topic from Wombat Books

  4. says:

    Coming Home is a children s book written by Sharon McGuinness and illustrated by Shannon Melville It is a story which looks at depression from a child s perspective and addresses the concerns of a child whose parent has depression It provides brief descriptions and simple explanations.I really like the way colour is used in the book Initially black and white is used to depict the darkness of the depression but as the depression lifts colour appears Having suffered from depression myself this Coming Home is a children s book written by Sharon McGuinness and illustrated by Shannon Melville It is a story which looks at depression from a child s perspective and addresses the concerns of a child whose parent has depression It provides brief descriptions and simple explanations.I really like the way colour is used in the book Initially black and white is used to depict the darkness of the depression but as the depression lifts colour appears Having suffered from depression myself this use of colour is an accurate way of depicting how the depressed person feels Overall this is an attractive book and a useful resource At the back of the book there is some brief information and website addresses for those looking for further information on depressive illnesses

  5. says:

    Gemma wonders why her Dad doesn t want to play any, instead he sits alone in his garden Gemma s father is suffering from depression and although she doesn t fully understand, reassurance from her mother helps her realise she is not the cause of his illness The illustrations reflect the mood portrayed in the story, initially in black and white withcolour added as Dad recovers from his depressive state.This sensitive story helps readers recognise depression and how to offer support to Gemma wonders why her Dad doesn t want to play any, instead he sits alone in his garden Gemma s father is suffering from depression and although she doesn t fully understand, reassurance from her mother helps her realise she is not the cause of his illness The illustrations reflect the mood portrayed in the story, initially in black and white withcolour added as Dad recovers from his depressive state.This sensitive story helps readers recognise depression and how to offer support to assist recovery

  6. says:

    Coming Home is an easy to read picture book that is the story of Gemma coming to terms with her father s depression I got this book from the library for my kids to read as I have been diagnosed with depression and wanted to find a book that would help explain it to them.There is no cause listed for her dad s depression, and this doesn t matter The strong message is that it s not Gemma s fault, her dad still loves her, and he will get better A powerful message for children who have a parent wh Coming Home is an easy to read picture book that is the story of Gemma coming to terms with her father s depression I got this book from the library for my kids to read as I have been diagnosed with depression and wanted to find a book that would help explain it to them.There is no cause listed for her dad s depression, and this doesn t matter The strong message is that it s not Gemma s fault, her dad still loves her, and he will get better A powerful message for children who have a parent who is struggling with depression

  7. says:

    A book that can help a little for children to understand someone who is going through depression and how they can help them.

  8. says:

    A simple picture book about a young girl trying to come to terms with her father s depression The text and illustrations are sensitive and hopeful and could offer comfort to a child in similar circumstances It is likely this book would stimulate manyquestions.

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