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Say Goodbye... Say Hello

Cori Doerrfeld



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Scallywag Press
01 July 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks; Family & home stories (Children's&YA); Personal & social issues: divorce, separation, family break-up (Children's&YA)
Age range 3 to 6 Change and transitions are hard, but Say Goodbye...

Say Hello demonstrates how, when one experience ends, it opens the door for another to begin. It follows two best friends as they say goodbye to snowmen, and hello to stomping in puddles. They say goodbye to long walks, butterflies, and the sun...and hello to long evening talks, fireflies, and the stars. But the hardest goodbye of all comes when one of the friends has to move away. Feeling alone isn't easy, and sometimes new beginnings take time. But even the hardest days come to an end, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.

'...delivers a powerful message about difficult goodbyes in a deft and moving manner. Sublime!' - Publishers Weekly 'Doerrfeld is carving a lovely niche with sweet, deeply attuned books for the littlest audience...wonderfully soft, jaunty illustrations convey the spark and vulnerability of the preschool years.' - New York Times Book Review 'This simple yet profound picture book about change and new beginnings ... Doerrfeld captures all the exuberance of play and easy friendship in her expressive illustrations. A little gem.' - Irish Independent
By:   Cori Doerrfeld
Imprint:   Scallywag Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 254mm,  Spine: 10mm
ISBN:   9781912650439
ISBN 10:   1912650436
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   01 July 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cori Doerrfeld lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and two children. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from St. Olaf College and her Post Baccalaureate from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Reviews for Say Goodbye... Say Hello

Doerrfeld is carving a lovely niche with sweet, deeply attuned books for the littlest audience . . . There are tears, then letters, and then, of course a new friend. All along Doerrfeld's wonderfully soft, jaunty illustrations convey the spark and vulnerability of the preschool years. -New York Times Book Review; Tender and observant, this is a book that will inspire readers ages 3 to 7 to notice the hello-goodbye moments in their own lives. -Wall Street Journal; We've seen treatments of friendship loss before, but this turns that story into a tender and friendly exploration of life's balance, deftly escalating from matter-of-fact changes to harder ones. -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review; From the author of The Rabbit Listened, this suggested first purchase title speaks to social emotional learning, views the passage of time and change through the eyes of a child, and allows a glimpse at the ups and downs of growing up. For young readers in all libraries. -School Library Journal ; A warming study of friendship, loss, and new friendship. -Kirkus ;At its best, though, this book encourages a positive outlook on change as well as making friends. -Booklist

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