Michael Rosen: Michael Rosen's Sad Book illustrated by Quentin Blake
An important collaboration between two of children's books greatest names, this book explores grief and sadness. It is an unflinching and honest account of the author's feelings after the death of his son, and anyone who has ever experienced grief will relate to it strongly. Quentin Blake's illustrations are the perfect companion to the text, and serve to express what can't be articulated in words. This is a great book for both adults and children, for discussion or private contemplation.