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The Goodbye Book

Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, beloved children's author Todd Parr tells a moving and wholly accessible story about saying goodbye. Touching upon the host of emotions children experience, Todd reminds readers that it's okay not to know all the answers, and that someone will always be there to support them.

This poignant book is an invaluable resource for life's toughest moments. The text is kind-hearted and sympathetic, and simple enough for preschoolers to understand. The exact details of what happened aren't provided, making the book suitable for many different kinds of loss, including a friend moving away and the death of someone close. No matter what the situation, Parr's encouraging tone reminds kids that it's okay to feel however they feel, and that those who love them are there when they need someone to lean on.

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"The Goodbye Book addresses the range of emotions someone might feel after a loss, including anger, sadness, lack of joy, and denial, as well as the desire to stop eating or sleeping. Parr explains that even when a person starts to feel better, there could be moments of grief or confusion, but at the end of the day, another person will always be available to provide love and comfort.... An honest but gentle look at the grief that comes with saying goodbye." — Liz Anderson, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 5
Author Todd Parr
Illustrator Todd Parr
ISBN 0316404977
Publication Date Nov 3, 2015
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language English