Red, White, and Blue Goodbye

Red, White, and Blue Goodbye


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802789617
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 04/30/2005
Pages: 32
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.

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Red, White, and Blue Goodbye 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
HenrysBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
MarthaL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.