The Goodbye Book
by Todd Parr

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More About The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr
  • ISBN-13: 9780316404976
  • ISBN-10: 0316404977
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Death & Dying
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Fishes

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-09-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

With this deceptively simple look at coping with loss, featuring a fish in a fishbowl whose companion disappears, Parr adds to the list of universal issues he has explored, including family, thankfulness, love, the environment, and peace. Parr speaks to children in their own language, pairing easily interpreted pictures with empathic text that leaves ample room for interpretation and personalizationthis is a book that could easily be used as a lead-in to discussions about death, a family move, or less dramatic separations. Acknowledging that Its hard to say goodbye to someone, the direct and supportive narrative traces the fishs initial reactions to the other fishs disappearance (including sadness, anger, confusion, and denial), which give way to a gradual recovery as time passes (Youll remember all the fun you had). The reassuring message that there will always be someone to love you and hold you tight, reinforced by a picture of a boy holding the fishbowl, drives home the idea that, while goodbyes are often difficult, they arent insurmountable. Ages 36. Agent: Liz Stahler, Suppertime Entertainment. (Nov.)

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