The book’s idea is to help new conversations between children and adults. About thoughts and feelings. About mental disorders, stress and trauma. About joy and pain. About the good life among people.
During the last 15 years Karen Glistrup has helped aduts talking with children about mental illness and other difficult topics. It is these conversations that have inspired her to write a comprehensive book for both adults and children. It is precisely in the common language that both children and adults miss words. At that point the book is intended to be of help.
Despite the work’s small volume of 56 pages, it manages to penetrate the most difficult topics concerning mental disorders.
Both children and adults are embraced in a language which, in interaction with Pia Olsen’s evocative illustrations, is both clear and loving.