Coming Home is a children’s book written by Sharon McGuinness and illustrated by Shannon Melville (Wombat Books, 2012). It is a story which looks at depression from a child’s perspective and addresses the concerns of a child whose parent has depression. It provides brief descriptions and simple explanations.

I really like the way colour is used in the book. Initially black and white is used to depict the darkness of the depression but as the depression lifts colour appears. Having suffered from depression myself this use of colour is an accurate way of depicting how the depressed person feels.

Overall this is an attractive book and a useful resource. At the back of the book there is some brief information and website addresses for those looking for further information on depressive illnesses.