Good-Bye Book

Overview

His mother and father are getting dressed to go out to dinner together. He doesn't want them to go! They're going out and leaving him with a sitter. He hates that a lot! He pleads with them. He threatens to run away to a family that doesn't ever go out for the evening. He tells them he's sick, with a temperature of maybe a hundred and ten. And he tells them he won't-he'll never say good-bye.

Every child, and every child's parent, will ...

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Overview

His mother and father are getting dressed to go out to dinner together. He doesn't want them to go! They're going out and leaving him with a sitter. He hates that a lot! He pleads with them. He threatens to run away to a family that doesn't ever go out for the evening. He tells them he's sick, with a temperature of maybe a hundred and ten. And he tells them he won't-he'll never say good-bye.

Every child, and every child's parent, will recognize this oh-so-familiar struggle between grown-ups trying to go out for an evening and a child who is fiercely determined to make them stay. It's har to say good-bye but maybe a book that helps you to laugh can make saying good-bye a little easier.

A child, on the verge of being left behind by parents who are going out for the evening, comes up with a variety of pleas and excuses.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In an impassioned soliloquy, a boy implores his parents not to leave him alone with the babysitter. Ages 3-6. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689715815
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 3/31/1992
  • Edition description: 1st Aladdin Books ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 193,699
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons—Anthony and Nick (who are lawyers) and Alexander (who does community-development lending for a bank) and seven grandchildren—Miranda, Brandeis, Olivia, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Isaac, and Toby. Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, children's picture books, adult fiction and non-fiction, poetry for children and adults, and three musicals, which are still performed on stages around the country.

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