Based on the artwork, I went into Lucky G. and the Melancholy Quokka with a preconceived notion of what I was about to read. I thought it would be an entertaining story with some talking animals, and that the author would barely scratch the surface of a serious topic. I had no idea that Amy would skillfully and carefully touch on so many aspects of depression, or “the sads.” I didn’t expect that with nearly every page turn there would be a compassionate takeaway that could change a child’s behavior toward others as well as shine new understanding of their own feelings. I didn’t know that this colorful kid’s book could be a life-changing resource. And seriously, how can you not like a raven wearing high top tennis shoes? Well done and highly recommended.
~ Curt Harding, author, podcaster, entertainment publicist