Storm In A Jar by Samuel Langley-Swain

Type: Books

Storm In A Jar by Samuel Langley-Swain

'Stunning storytelling gently takes us on Arlo's emotional and heartfelt journey through loss and out the other side to happier days. You can feel the amount of care and tenderness that has gone into each page, making this such a positive and accessible picture book to add to any children's bookshelf. Especially, in preparation for and times of loss. The thoughtful wording and warm, relatable illustrations help children to see that these types of big feelings are normal and OK to have. With emphasis on the importance of not bottling up feelings as this can cause them to grow. Its ending is heart-warming and positive; supporting the idea of being able to remember loved ones that are no longer with us in a happy way.' 3LittleButtons blog.;"Understanding what it means to us when someone dies can be hard for adults as well as children and I think this book will provide a gentle way into those difficult but necessary discussions that we need as we process what's happened. The illustrations are wonderful, working with the story to create a safe space to open up about overwhelming emotions and how to deal with them. 'Storm in a Jar' is a beautiful book that talks tenderly to children as they journey through their grief towards the light and hope that life still holds." Loll Kirby - Author of 'Old Enough to Save The Planet' (Magic Cat).

Delivery of orders

Delivery charges:

- Royal Mail 48 hour tracked service

Orders under £75 - £3.50 per order 

Orders over £75 - shipping is FREE OF CHARGE

- Royal Mail 24 hours tracked service - £8.25


Delivery processing

Orders received before midday Monday to Friday are usually processed and shipped that day.  Orders received after 2.00pm will be shipped the next working day.  

In busier periods it may take slightly longer but we will still aim to have processed and dispatched your order within three working days (Monday to Friday).  Orders placed over the weekend will usually be packed and dispatched on Monday. 

Our standard delivery charges above refer to deliveries to mainland UK and Northern Ireland only.  We can arrange for shipping to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands but please contact us on 0161 445 1097 to discuss as shipping will need to be calculated based on the shipping address and the weight of the parcel to be shipped. 

We make every effort to deliver your order within the specified timescales, however where it is not possible to meet these timescales due to unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our reasonable control, we will notify you and advise you of an anticipated delivery date. We will not be liable for any loss caused to you by late delivery. This does not affect your statutory rights.

We use the Royal Mail to deliver our orders and have found them to be reliable.  We use the 48 hour tracked service and a tracking number will be emailed to customers once the parcel has been collected by the Collections department.  We also offer a 24 hour tracked service for a higher rate. 

Certain items are not held in our shop but are dispatched direct from our suppliers, this will be advised in the product description.  Our suppliers will also aim to dispatch goods within 48 hours of orders being received, however again this may vary at busier times of the year or for certain areas. 

If the postman/woman is unable to deliver the goods to you, they will leave a card through your door and re-attempt delivery the following day.  If they are still unable to deliver then the parcel will be returned to their local depot and a note will be left with you advising you of the options available to you.

We reserve the right to use alternative delivery services at our discretion. This does not affect your Statutory Rights. Risk of loss and damage of products passes to you upon receipt of the products or on the date of first attempted delivery by us provided that we have processed and received payment in full for the products.


International Shipping


We do not currently offer international shipping, we are able to take orders from outside of the UK as long as the delivery address is in the UK.


Click and Collect

Customers may order online and opt to collect their order from our Didsbury shop. 



We use a variety of recycled bio-degradable and pre-used boxes for packaging in our bid to minimise our impact on the environment.  All items are carefully packaged in order to reach you in perfect condition.