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Say Goodbye ... Say Hello by Cori Doerrfeld
  • July 2020
  • 978-1-912650-43-9
  • 254 x 254mm
  • 40pp £12.99
  • Age 4+
  • World ex US and Canada
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Say Goodbye ... Say Hello

Cori DoerrfeldClick here for biography

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

Read Cori's blog piece for Book Trust

Praise for this book

'"Every goodbye leads to a hello. Goodbye to long walks, butterflies and the sun is hello to long talks, fireflies and the stars." So begins this simple yet profound picture book about change and new beginnings. Two girls share their lives and all its ups and downs - school, sports, losing a pet - but their greatest challenge lies ahead when moving day comes and they are separated. But even apart, they can still enjoy friendship. Doerrfeld captures all the exuberance of play and easy friendship in her expressive illustrations. A little gem.'IRISH INDEPENDENT

'This is a really wonderful book that recognises the difficulties of learning to cope with emotions, but is also full of hope.' JUNO MAGAZINE

'This simple, touching picture book with warm and affecting illustrations will help children learn emotional highs and lows, and to cope with all the hellos and goodbyes they will experience in life. A beautiful book, brimful of quality in production, as well as understanding and love.'BOOKS FOR KEEPS

'Delightful vignettes capture the emotional ups and downs that our connections to others can bring, and expressive children fill each colourful spread with joy, play … and tears. A beautiful springboard for conversations with little ones at times of transition.' CBI READING GUIDE - MIND YOURSELF

'Cori Doerrfeld's thick crayon-like outlined illustration style focuses close up on the children in the story and captures their feelings incredibly well, whilst also giving a reassuring and safe feel for readers, which is essential in a book that handles sadness and loss – as well as joy and friendship – so expertly. An excellent book to use to talk to children in times of transition and change, reminding us that new things and people also bring great wonder.' BOOKTRUST

'This book is perfect to share at transitional points in anybody's life. There is great value in using this book as a tool to help children to communicate their emotions and develop strong emotional intelligence.' READING ZONE

'Teachers and parents will be delighted with this book. It will be a reassuring addition to any child's bookshelf.' JUST IMAGINE


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