In this touching and heart-warming story, readers discover simple ways to help a friend struggling with depression and grief. With giant furry Pat as their guide, they go on a magical winter adventure in a forest, and discover a real, and very sad, Thing. Deciding to take him home, Pat lets Thing’s sadness in, accepts it, and loves it until he heals.
Using beautiful imagery and story-telling, Pat teaches adults and children the importance of reaching out to a sad person; giving love and kindness during times of grief.
Suitable as a bedtime storybook and for read aloud sessions with adults, children will want to curl up with Pat time and again. With blank pages to allow readers to illustrate their own imagination, Patches will ignite their creativity and open their hearts. They will discover that, together with Pat, they can bring Thing to life piece by piece