Written by Louise Greig
Illustrated by Julia Sarda
Published by Simon & Schuster (2018)
Meet Ed. When Ed is in a good mood, he is very nice. When Ed is in a bad mood, he is not nice at all. Today, Ed is in a bad mood…
Not one of those tiny whirlwinds in a teacup that blow over before they have begun.
No, this mood swept over him in a raging storm and stuck.– Sweep
What started out as a small thing snowballed into one big disaster. Ed kept giving in to his bad mood until everything grew dark and it was becoming more and more difficult to keep up. His bad mood was affecting everything and everyone around him. How much longer could this go on?
Ed decided that something must change. It was this small decision that helped Ed turn over a new leaf. There was a new wind in the air, a different kind of wind. This new wind cleared the air and made Ed notice the beauty all around him. More importantly, this new wind swept his bad mood away.
Sweep offers a metaphor on mood and confronting big emotions.