The Very Bad Thing



Binding: Picture book

Publisher: Elizabeth Cummings

Published: March 2020


The story of recovery from a traumatic event. The Very Bad Thing happened on a bright sunny day. In this picture book, with the sea as a metaphor, a young boy navigates through a terrible storm as he deals with this trauma. Feeling alone and cut off from everyone he keeps going trying to get through. He can see there is a place of safety where the Very Bad Thing can not touch him but he struggles to go on and he can’t go back. He finds the strength to call for Help and Help appears, steady and strong, providing the support he needs to face the trauma and move to a life of safety and peace beyond it.

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