Thought Provoking – Touching – Confronting – Relevant
In 2008, the illustrator of this book, Mel Tregonning started illustrating a graphic novel about the universal feelings of loneliness and depression. In 2014, Mel took her own life.
After a long journey to compile Mel’s work with the help of illustrator Shaun Tan, Small Things is due for release this September. Such a beautifully illustrated book without words that intricately depicts the feelings of an ordinary boy living in an ordinary world who suffers from loneliness, depression and anxiety. It illustrates how this young boy deals with his life and how he learns to reach out for help from the very place he didn’t think to look – loved ones at home.
A very relevant and beautiful book.
Special thanks to Allen & Unwin publishers for sending me this advanced review copy in exchange for my honest review.