Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Goodbye Book

Submitted by Mr. Eric!
Sometimes it’s very hard to say goodbye to person you care deeply for. You still remember all of the good times, but those memories that used to make you feel good now make you feel very sad. You may feel angry at those around you, or that you don’t even want to talk about it with loved ones. The Goodbye Book written and illustrated by Todd Parr explores the topic of losing a loved one in a way that will make sense for children. In it, a little fish has lost his friend, and over the course of the book goes through all the stages of grief until he finds acceptance. In a style that is typical for Parr, the story as well as the illustrations are simple but still serve to tell a touching story. On the final page, he writes “Of all my books, this was the hardest to write - because it’s never easy to say goodbye.” See this book listed in our catalog

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