Daddy is a navy man. He loves his family, but sometimes duty calls. And when it's time for him to ship out, it's difficult for his young daughter to accept.
Saying good-bye can be upsetting. But the fun moments and special rituals they share make parting easier. Daddy's uplifting red, white, and blue good-bye reminds us all that we can stay connected with our loved ones in our hearts, even when we can't be close to them in person.
|Publisher:||Walker & Company|
|Product dimensions:||9.12(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.39(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Sarah Wones Tomp was inspired to write this book by her good friends in the military, including her husband, Tom, a Naval Reserve officer. This is Sarah's first picture book. She lives with Tom, their three fabulous children, a good old dog, a frisky young cat, and a small quiet fish in San Diego, California ... a good place to see navy ships come and go.
Ann Barrow is the illustrator of twenty-two books for children. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BFA in painting and a BA in English literature. She lives with her husband, Scott; their children, Gwenyth and Patrick; and their dog, Katie, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful, touching story of a young girl finding ways to handle saying good-bye to her father as he leaves for six months at sea. Even if your family is not part of the navy, this is a great book for showing kids how to cope with extended separations from the people they love.
A young school age girl describes what she does, and how she feels about her father's packing up and leaving for his navy deployment. This book fills a real need for children in similiar situations. The special things that she and her father do are great coping mechanism that could be benificial for other children.
As the wife of a Naval officer and mother of two children who have gone through several deployments I was extremely moved by this story. The author captured the grieving process a family goes through preparing for such a separation but shows parents how they can help children find a way to work through this sadness. A wonderful and timely book.