Danny was born under a blue cloud. He didn't know why, but
sometimes the cloud made him cry. Some days he didn't want to get out of
bed. Some days he was one big GROWL!
With the help of Barnaby the rabbit, Danny learns to think more
helpful thoughts, feel better about himself, and dance his way into a
better mood! He practices Barnaby's "Feel-Good Rules" until his cloud
turns lighter and brighter.
Eventually, Danny learns that he has the power to turn even the biggest, bluest cloud into a beautiful rainbow!
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information
about childhood depression and strategies to support your child's
The author James M. Foley is a licensed psychologist, experienced in
treating children. So his stand-in in the story, Barnaby, knows what
he’s talking about…. Danny and the Blue Cloud could be an
invaluable resource for children who are coping with depression or know
someone who is, and perhaps it could help the adults who read it with
them develop some more compassion and understanding, as well.
—Portland Book Review