Whimsy's Heavy Things book cover

Whimsy's Heavy Things

Whimsy's heavy things are weighing her down. She tries to sweep them under the rug, but she trips over them. She tries to put them in a tree, but they fall on her. She even tries to sail them out to sea, but they always come back. Eventually Whimsy decides to deal with the heavy things one at a time... and a surprising thing happens. With exquisite illustrations and delightfully simple text, Whimsy's Heavy Things is a sweet story about changing the things that weigh us down into the things that lift us up.…

Ideal for:
Mental Health Awareness Week October, World Mental Health Day October 10, Bell Let's Talk Day January 26, National Child and Youth Mental Health Week May.

Whimsy's Heavy Things. Text © 2013 Julie Kraulis Illustrations © 2013 Julie Kraulis. Reproduced by permission of Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company, Toronto.

Whimsy’s Heavy Things is a great aid for adults who want to create a safe place to talk about those big, nameless feelings and fears.

Quill & Quire

Book Creators

Julie Kraulis

Julie Kraulis portrait

Author-illustrator Julie Kraulis lives and works in Toronto, but her heart belongs to the world. She developed her wanderlust growing up in a few different places, and her travels always bring new inspiration. Julie is a stop and smell the roses kind of gal who loves to create. She is also the author and illustrator of An Armadillo in Paris and An Armadillo in New York