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Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! (Hardcover)

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From the creator of The Rabbit Listened comes a gentle story about the difficulty of change . . . and the wonder that new beginnings can bring.

Change and transitions are hard, but Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! 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.

About the Author

Cori Doerrfeld illustrated the acclaimed picture book The Rabbit Listened, as well as popular books like Little Bunny Foo Foo: The Real Story and The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise For…

★ "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, thisbook encourages a positive outlook on change as well as making friends." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525554233
ISBN-10: 0525554238
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019
Pages: 40