Alone Sometimes: Everybody Needs a Hole in the Ground (Hardcover)

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Alone Sometimes: Everybody Needs a Hole in the Ground (Hardcover)

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In Skylaar Amann’s gentle, beautifully illustrated picture book, two best friends learn that sometimes everyone needs a quiet, safe space to just be.

Ren and Kit are the best of friends, always doing everything together. But when Ren needs some quiet time to herself, she chooses to hide away in an unlikely place. Kit doesn’t understand, but she’s willing to listen and learn. And in the end, they both realize that sometimes, everybody needs a hole in the ground.

Alone Sometimes speaks directly to the need we all occasionally have for a safe space where we can hide away from the frustrations of the world.

Skylaar Amann is the author-illustrator of Smile, Sophia and Lloyd Finds His Whalesong. She writes and draws stories about the ocean, science, and kids with big feelings. In addition to writing books, Skylaar works as an illustrator, editor, and occasional mentor. She lives in Oregon, where she enjoys exploring tide pools, playing video games, making things, and looking for holes in the ground.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250878403
ISBN-10: 1250878403
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English

"The book gives full respect to Sophia’s refusal to perform an emotion.... Body language and facial expressions are skillfully deployed." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB) on Smile, Sophia

"Boldly colored illustrations bring rich visuals to the story... handled with perfect age-appropriateness." — School Library Journal on Smile, Sophia

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An empowering picture book about being true to yourself." — Booklist Digital on Smile, Sophia