Friday, June 13, 2014

Bad Bye, Good Bye

Title: Good Bye, Bad Bye
Author: Sarah Underwood
Illustrator: Jonathan Bean
Published: April 1st 2014 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 32
Genre: Children's
Ages: 4 - 8 years: Grade Level: Preschool - 3

Moving is a bad day for a little boy and his family. A bad truck and a bad guy taking his things. A bad wave good- bye to a best friend.

As the family travels the feelings change, there are good things to see and to experience. Blue Pool, ice machines. All leading up to a new town, a new street, a new house and a new kid.

In the beginning, the dreary and dark illustrations emphasize the text. Your child will feel both the visual and emotional impact of what this little boy is feeling. As the little boy’s mood is shifting and accepting, the colors and wording change and you begin to feel the positive reactions that are taking place in this little boy’s world.

Change can be scary for children. The unknown is manifested into horrible and terrible things, but with persistence and encouragement, change can also be new and wondrous.

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