I’m guilty of making assumptions about this book based on its cover. I assumed it was just your typical, charming, run-of-the-mill book about fall leaves. Not the case—because Sweep is so much more!
Sweep is about Ed, an ordinary guy who finds himself overcome by a big, bad mood. It begins small, but grows and grows, gathering more space by the minute. Throughout the story, Ed’s mood is personified by a pile of leaves. A pile that should’ve been quick to sweep up, but after ignoring it repeatedly, continues to grow exponentially and soon begins to take over the town. An excellent metaphor for kids of how bad feelings can grow, multiply, and even seem insurmountable when ignored. A lyrical story about big feelings, learning how to recognize them, and finding a strategy to deal with and sweep them away.