The Good-Bye Book

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San Val, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

This is a cute, clever, little book. The little boy doesn't want his parents to leave him for a night out - so he threatens and fights and is generally - a little boy. Hilarious. The crack about ... Read full review

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User Review  - vnwender - LibraryThing

This is a comical book about a boy who will make up any excuse to avoid staying with the babysitter. First and second graders would really enjoy this book. 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).

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