A guide for friends, family and professionals
Julian Stern, illustrated by Helen Lees
Meet Jan. Jan is sometimes lonely. In this illustrated guide, he describes what loneliness feels like and how it affects him at home and school. He explains what he can do to feel less lonely, and how his teachers, family and friends can help him too.
Child loneliness is an area of growing concern. This book is an ideal way to start a conversation about loneliness with anyone aged 7 and above and to help children understand the importance of healthy solitude, as well as socialising. It also includes a useful list of recommended reading, organisations and websites for further information and support.
The Can I tell you about…? series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions and other issues that affect our lives. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences, the challenges they face, and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions. For a full list of all the books in the series, please click the image.