Blueloon (childhood depression)

Blueloon (childhood depression)

Product Number : 106981500

  • Blueloon is a sad little balloon who is suffering from depression
  • With the help of a wise rock, Blueloon learns what he can do to bounce back to being the way he used to be - bright, round, and full with a very straight string
  • Recommended for ages 6 to 12

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By Julia Cook and illustrated by Anita DuFalla

Im a blueloon. Im supposed to be a regular balloon,
but Im just not having fun like the others.
Im kinda dull, and Im kinda flat.
My string is tied up in knots.
I have a case of the bluesthats why Im a blueloon.
Ive felt like this for weeks!


(Grades 2 and up) Meet Blueloon a sad little balloon who is suffering from depression. With help from the wise rock, Blueloon learns what he can do to bounce back to being the way he used to be bright, round, and full with a very straight string!


Although clinical depression is often thought of as an adult disease, it can affect children, as well. Unfortunately, children may not have the maturity to understand what is happening to them, or they may feel powerless to change their situation, so they dont speak up about what they are going through. It is up to adults to be on the lookout for signs of trouble, and recognize when a child needs help.


Finally! A book on depression that works for Blueloons of all ages!


Softcover, 32 pages, 8 x 8, ages 6 to 12

About the Author

Julia Cook is a former teacher and school guidance counselor. She is the recipient of several book awards including the AEP (Association for Educational Publishers) Distinguished Achievement Award. The goal behind Julia s books is to actively involve her readers into her creative stories and teach them to become better. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers.


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Softcover, 121 pages, 9.6 x 6.5




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