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The Sun and the Sad House


By Robyn Te Paiho

Paperback | English

5.0 (3 reviews)

A little caterpillar is devastated when she loses her special friend. To keep her memories of him close and to protect herself she makes herself a “Sad House”. But the sun is ever-present… watching and waiting, shielding her, protecting her and warming her sad house with its constant love and smile.

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Additional information

215 × 230 mm
Paperback | 34 pages
Printed by
The CopyPress
Publication Date
March 2023
Robyn Te Paiho

3 reviews for The Sun and the Sad House

  1. JM

    The perfect size to fit in your hand, and read to your old AND young friends, this delightful and profound story invites us in to understand what is needed most when grieving – a safe place to be present to our own processes, time to go at our own speed, the warmth and presence of unconditional support and hope that there is new life to come. I highly recommend. JM

  2. Huhenia Paurini

    “This book is an absolute taonga-treasure for whanau and friends experiencing grief. At some stage in our lives, we all go through this. If only this book was around when I needed it the most, it would’ve comforted me in such sadness. Thank you for this beautiful story.”

  3. Andrew Makcolm

    Awesome story of not just journeying in grief but also taking all the time needed. This looks like a kids book BUT it is a great resource for all ages. The Loss & Grief Centre Kapiti was overjoyed to host the launch and welcome copies to its library.

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