Written by Isabelle Duff and published by EK, 8 October 2021
Cookie is a heart-warming story about the love between a pet and their person. It is also a sensitive exploration of childhood depression and anxiety, and the importance of empathy. With beautiful words and playful illustrations, it provides a gentle starting point for big conversations.
It is for children who have experienced depression and anxiety just like Girl. It is for kids who don't understand why someone close to them is so sad. It is for anyone who needs to talk to young people about mental illness. And above all, it is for dog-lovers everywhere.
REVIEWS OF COOKIE
Barbie Robinson from Living Arts Canberra - October 2021
Chris Reed from NZ Booklovers - October 2021
PRAISE FOR COOKIE
It is important that children hear these stories which normalise the gamut of human emotions. It’s refreshing to see such weighty matters brought into the language and understanding of the child.
- Living Arts Canberra
Isabelle Duff and Susannah Crispe have put together a really beautiful story of connection and friendship... The presentation of the book is vibrant and unique.
- NZ Booklovers