Goodbyes can be really tough. They’re full of complex emotions that can be hard to express. If your little one is struggling, we have just the thing. Listen together to this podcast episode of Read Out Loud as author/illustrator, Todd Parr, reads THE GOODBYE BOOK.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Goodbye Book
Written and illustrated by Todd Parr
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Todd Parr, author of It’s Okay to Be Different, has carved out a niche for himself as “the feelings man” of picture books, and it’s not hard to see why. In glossy, color-saturated pages, we’re introduced to a small fish who’s lost its companion. As the fish goes through many reactions to the loss, the text is directed straight at the reader, giving permission for all sorts of feelings: “You might be very sad. / You might be very mad.” The art is simple and naïve, as though Parr loaded up Paint on his computer and started clicking away. With its accessible style and kindhearted text, The Goodbye Book will serve kids as a sympathetic friend during trying times.
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