Two new entries in the Sunscreen paperback series address drugs and depression: Drugs Explained: The Real Deal on Alcohol, Pot, Ecstasy, and More by Pierre Mezinski with Melissa Daly and Francoise Taud, illus. by Redge; and When Life Stinks: How to Deal with Your Bad Moods, Blues, and Depression by Michel Piquemal with Melissa Daly, illus. by Olivier Tossan. As with the previous titles, the volumes present accessible text, often against pastel backgrounds to break up the pages, along with inviting full-page and spot illustrations. The narratives present both sides to often provocative issues (such as whether or not tolegalize drugs), encouraging informed debate. .
Reviewed on: 11/15/2004 Release date: 11/01/2004 Genre: Children's