A while back I did a little photo strip story based on a day in my life with depression, see here to remind yourself of it.
I had a few people suggest I try writing a children s book back on that post so here is my attempt at a little children’s book for you to enjoy.
This is the story of a little moose.
The moose was popular with lots of friends all happy to play with him.
Over time though his friends noticed that he was different. He was always unhappy and sad. His friends stopped playing with him and the poor moose was left all alone.
The poor little moose had to watch from the side as his friends all played without him.
This made the moose even more sad, he started to hide away from everyone so they could not see how unhappy he was.
On good days he would try really hard to make an appearance.
He would sit at the window sadly watching the world outside, wishing he could be outside again.
One day he spotted a little girl playing outside and she looked up at the sad little moose and wanted to play with him.
She tried to encourage him to come outside, that there was nothing to be afraid off. The moose was scared especially when he came across a stranger.
The stranger wanted to harm the poor little moose.
Luckily for moose the little girl came to his rescue and saved the day. She took him home and patched up his injuries.
She took great care of him checking to make sure he was OK
Everyday she made sure he had his dinner ready
and she loved sitting down with him to enjoy a nice cup of tea.
They did everything together, The girl did not mind that he was unhappy and sad at times. She tried lots of things to make him happier. She read him books…
They went on bike rides together
But best of all, what the moose loved the most was when the two best friends would just sit down together and enjoy a cuddle!
In fact because the little girl showed so much love to the moose he was even able to make a new friend
The moral of this story? If you know someone who is sad and unhappy why not try and make them happy with your friendship!
Big thanks to the camera shy (yeah right!!!) Lilybet for kindly agreeing (cried until i agreed) to have her photo taken.