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Meh: A Story About Depression
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Deborah Malcolm is an illustrator from Livingston, Scotland who focuses on character design and visual narrative to create wordless stories. She has a First Class Honours Degree in Computer Arts from Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland. She loves cats (which make an appearance in her first picture book), alpacas and Pokemon. Deborah Malcolm is an illustrator from Livingston, Scotland who focuses on character design and visual narrative to create wordless stories. She has a First Class Honours Degree in Computer Arts from Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland. She loves cats (which make an appearance in her first picture book), alpacas and Pokemon.

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"Shedding light on life's darkness" -- The Big Issue

"A wonderful, wordless, thought-provoking book" -- Waterstones Bookseller

"Meh uses visual metaphors and symbolism to try and explain how people living with depression can feel - highlighting that it is often a quite personal illness" -- STV Dundee

"This book is for everyone -- from very, very young children to adults in all walks of life. It's applicable and relatable to many levels of grief, sadness, and depression -- and for both those suffering directly or indirectly from it. This book gives strength, hope, empathy, and understanding in a very approachable graphic-novel/picture book format. It's a great book to sit down and read with children or just happen to leave it where someone you know might find it and pick it up." -- The Picture Book Review

"The illustrations do a fantastic job taking us, the readers, along on the journey with the boy. When the "gloom" arrives, we can feel the mood change. We share the boy's emotions as he moves through the black and gray pages of depression. We experience hope when we see a glowing light. We rejoice with the boy when we emerge from the hole into the sunrise of a brand new day." -- Frog on a Blog

"There's quite a limited pool of resources explaining depression to children. In fact, it's a fairly difficult thing to explain to adults too. This wordless picture book shows that depression can happen to children too - and is a great starting point to talk about it - to explain that it's something that happens and can happen to anyone and importantly, is not something that can just be shaken off by a kick about in the park etc." -- Minerva Reads

"Shedding light on life's darkness" -- The Big Issue "A wonderful, wordless, thought-provoking book" -- Waterstones Bookseller "Meh uses visual metaphors and symbolism to try and explain how people living with depression can feel - highlighting that it is often a quite personal illness" -- STV Dundee "This book is for everyone -- from very, very young children to adults in all walks of life. It's applicable and relatable to many levels of grief, sadness, and depression -- and for both those suffering directly or indirectly from it. This book gives strength, hope, empathy, and understanding in a very approachable graphic-novel/picture book format. It's a great book to sit down and read with children or just happen to leave it where someone you know might find it and pick it up." -- The Picture Book Review "The illustrations do a fantastic job taking us, the readers, along on the journey with the boy. When the "gloom" arrives, we can feel the mood change. We share the boy's emotions as he moves through the black and gray pages of depression. We experience hope when we see a glowing light. We rejoice with the boy when we emerge from the hole into the sunrise of a brand new day." -- Frog on a Blog "There's quite a limited pool of resources explaining depression to children. In fact, it's a fairly difficult thing to explain to adults too. This wordless picture book shows that depression can happen to children too - and is a great starting point to talk about it - to explain that it's something that happens and can happen to anyone and importantly, is not something that can just be shaken off by a kick about in the park etc." -- Minerva Reads

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