The Good-Bye Book

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San Val, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
4 Reviews
His mother and father are getting dressed to go out to dinner together. "He doesn't want them to go!" They're going out and leaving him with a sitter. "He hates that a lot!" He pleads with them. He threatens to run away to a family that doesn't ever go out for the evening. He tells them he's sick, with a temperature of maybe a hundred and ten. And he tells them he won't- "he'll never" say good-bye.

Every child, and every child's parent, will recognize this oh-so-familiar struggle between grown-ups trying to go out for an evening and a child who is fiercely determined to make them stay. It's har to say good-bye but maybe a book that helps you to laugh can make saying good-bye a little easier.

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User Review  - Brittiny - Goodreads

This book fits into my own category. It is about a kid who really does not want his parents to leave on a date. And throws a fit and says mean things. But then he likes the babysitter. I liked this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Farnschlader - Goodreads

This book starts out with a child's parents getting ready to go out and leave their child with a babysitter. The little boy says anything to try to keep his parents from leaving. He starts out by ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Judith Viorst was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 2, 1931. She graduated from Rutgers University (1952) and the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (1981). She has written extensively, her works include children's books, collections of poetry, lyrics to musicals, several works of fiction, and a cookbook. She has won a Silver Pencil award (for The Tenth Good Thing About Barney) and an Emmy (for poems used in an Anne Bancroft TV special).

Bethany Roberts has written more than fifteen picture books for children, including "The Wind's Garden" and the ever-popular stories about mice and holiday celebration, starting with "Halloween Mice!" Ms. Roberts teaches creative writing. She lives with her family in Hamden, Connecticut.
Kay Chorao has written and/or illustrated more than seventy books for children, including "Grayboy "and "Pig and Crow," She and her husband live in New York City and spend their summers in Jamesport, Long Island.

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