Noah the Narwhal has good days, when he is productive and social, and pain days, when he needs to rest. His friends and family can find it difficult to handle the unpredictability. Can they come to see that having him in their lives is absolutely worth it? (via Goodreads)
I received an eARC of this book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.
I first heard about this book on Twitter, and quickly fell in love with the idea of it. I also interviewed Judith, the author, here.
As someone who has always struggled with mental health, I related a lot to Noah – some days are great and everything goes swimmingly (pun intended). Other days, not so much. In fact, I recently had a day where my day was going so poorly both mentally and physically that I burst into tears at work.
My friends and family have learned how to help me when I’m having bad days, and that is something I think Noah’s friends and family need to learn. But, this is a kids book and kids don’t always understand that nuance.
I think this book is an important book, and a beautiful one. I love the illustrations a lot! If I had kids… or anyone to buy kid things for, this would definitely be on my buy list. You can purchase Noah the Narwhal on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!
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