Don't Forget to Come Back!
Publication Date: January 26, 2004
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With warmth, empathy, and a healthy dose of hilarity, Robie H. Harris and Harry Bliss capture the many emotions children feel when parents go out—and a babysitter comes in!
Guess what? The babysitter is coming!
1. Mommy and Daddy are going out
2. the feisty heroine of this book is not going out . . .
3. and she doesn’t like that one bit!
Parents, kids, and babysitters alike will relate to—and laugh at—this all-too-familiar tale, wisely and wittily penned by an expert in child development and brought wickedly to life with detailed illustrations by a noted New Yorker cartoonist.
Robie H. Harris received her M.A.T. from Bank Street College of Education and her A.B. from Wheaton College. Now an award-winning, full-time writer, Robie H. Harris has published fifteen books for toddlers to teens, including HAPPY BIRTH DAY!, HI NEW BABY!, and HELLO BENNY!, all illustrated by Michael Emberley, as well as GOODBYE MOUSIE, illustrated by Jan Ormerod. In addition to her writing, Robie H. Harris is a popular speaker around the country on topics such as "Using Children’s Books to Talk About the Questions and Concerns of Children." In DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK!, Ms. Harris’s aim was to address a genuine concern of children — being left at home with a babysitter — with warmth and honesty.
Harry Bliss grew up in upstate New York in a family of successful painters and illustrators, so it wasn’t any surprise that he, too, went on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and illustration at the University of the Arts and Syracuse University. He has illustrated numerous book covers and is a cartoonist and cover artist for THE NEW YORKER magazine. In the tradition of so many NEW YORKER cartoonists, Harry Bliss has illustrated several children’s books, among them A FINE, FINE SCHOOL by Sharon Creech, WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER BE? by William Steig, and COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN by Alison McGhee.