Bad Bye, Good Bye

Deborah Underwood (Author) Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
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Description

"Bad truck, bad guy; bad wave, bad bye . . ." A boy and his family are packing up their old home, and the morning feels scary and sad. But when he arrives at his new home, an evening of good byes awaits: bye to new friends, bye to glowing fireflies, bye to climbing trees. The New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood's spare text and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Jonathan Bean's lush, layered illustrations perfectly capture the complex emotions of moving day. The child-centric transition from dreary morning to cheerful evening comforts young readers facing big changes of their own.

Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
April 01, 2014
Pages
32
Dimensions
11.31 X 0.35 X 8.52 inches | 0.84 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780547928524

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About the Author

Deborah Underwood is the New York Times best-selling San Francisco-based author of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book. Visit her website at www.deborahunderwoodbooks.com .

Jonathan Bean's illustration accolades include the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Award. He lives in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. Visit his website at www.jonathanbean.com .

Reviews

"Underwood's simple, understated text. . . combines with Bean's expressive ink-and-watercolors to convey a child's visceral, emotional perspective on a long-distance move."
--Booklist, starred review

"Underwood's ultra-succinct verse hits all the emotional marks that go along with a big transition...Bean, meanwhile, seems to take the topic to heart by moving in a new direction himself. He does wonderful things with light, starting with a gloomy rain scene and ending with soft, welcoming twilight."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This is a useful depiction of a family's physical move, but the strength is in the emotional journey that's expressed with a raw honesty."
--Kirkus

"Concisely chosen, two-word phrases accompany the atmospheric illustrations, which aptly portray the youngster's changing emotions and tell the complete story."
--School Library Journal

"This is a lovely portrayal of a child experiencing change as well as a graceful example of spare storytelling."
--Bulletin