This Makes Me Sad

By Courtney Carbone

Illustrated by Hilli Kushnir

On Sale: 4/24/2018
Category: Early Reader
Series: Dealing with Feelings
Ages: 4-6
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 32

$13.99 US | $15.99 CA

ISBN: 9781635650587

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$4.99 US | $5.99 CA

ISBN: 9781635650402

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ISBN: 9781635650419

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About This Makes Me Sad

If feeling blue isn’t bad enough, it’s even worse without your best furry friend. This Makes Me Sad follows a young boy after he accidentally lets his dog, Kit, loose from the yard. Despite his parents’ attempt to find her, nothing can cheer up the boy. His favorite things, like a pretty sunset, going to the park, and his beloved teddy bear, just make him more sad. Even happy memories of Kit no longer feel good. With help from his family, the boy must learn to accept and express how he’s feeling inside. And by dealing with his feelings, he might just be able to do some good until Kit comes home.


Easy-to-read text and evocative illustrations make this relatable second story in the Dealing with Feelings series a perfect practice in emotional maturity for kids, and it includes 2 sheets of colorful stickers!

About the Author

Courtney Carbone studied English and creative writing in the United States and Australia before becoming a writer and editor in New York City. Her favorite things include board games, stand-up comedy, bookstores, and brick-oven pizza. Visit her at and follow her on Twitter at @CBCarbone.

About the Illustrator

Hilli Kushnir is an illustrator with more than a decade’s experience illustrating kids’ books, greeting cards, and branding materials. She lives in New York City, where she drinks too much coffee, raises a couple of kids, grows and kills house plants, and has conversations with passerby dogs. Visit her at

Also in the Dealing with Feelings Series

This Makes Me Happy

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