by Shelley Rotner, Rotner Shelly, Sheila M. Kelly

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Children's Literature
There are many kinds of good-byes, from the temporary good-bye of a parent leaving a child at school to the permanent good-bye of death. This book, illustrated by Rotner's photographs of various children and their adult friends, covers the different types of good-byes children experience, as well as the sad and angry feelings that sometimes result from unwanted good-byes. The photographs are colorful and interesting; the settings vary from a bus station to the beach and the children are involved in different activities, creating a variety of images. The simple text is appropriate for a read-aloud for younger children, but is also at an appropriate level for beginning readers. This book could be used by professionals as a starting point for discussion with children who are struggling with loss (co-author Kelly is a child clinical psychologist with thirty years of experience). However, the text is probably not engaging enough for repeated readings in a non-clinical setting. 2002, The Millbrook Press,
— Anne Marie Pace

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Contemporary Issues for Young Children S
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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