Time to Say Bye-Bye

illus. by author. unpaged. Viking. Feb. 2012. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-670-01309-8. LC number unavailable.
PreS—Young children are rarely prepared to leave a fun activity, even if something better awaits them. This chronicle of a typical day in the life of a busy toddler is perhaps a bit unrealistic in the way the youngster happily complies after only a moment's hesitation. "Bye-bye cookies. Bye-bye flowers. Bye-bye Grandma." And it's off to the next frolic. However, children and adults alike will find the pages of vibrant, sweet, watercolor illustrations captivating. The pictures, along with a spare text, make this an enjoyable read-aloud for the youngest of listeners. And maybe the behavior modeled by the child will be catching.—Debbie Lewis, Alachua County Library District, FL

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