Tim's Goodbye (Hardcover)

By Steven Salerno

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374306472, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

A touching picture book about a group of children who must say goodbye to a dear friend.

Margot is sad because her beloved pet, Tim, has died.

She and her friends band together to give him a proper sendoff. Melinda brings her French horn. Vincent brings balloons. Otto wears his best hat. When all gather together, they celebrate Tim's beautiful, simple life as they send him on a surprising farewell journey to a special place above the mountains and beyond the clouds.

And Margot has a feeling that Tim is happy once again.

This tender story from Steven Salerno also features his beautiful illustrations, with a simple color palette and classic feel. Tim's Goodbye is sure to strike a chord with readers who have experienced a difficult farewell.



About the Author

Steven Salerno has illustrated more than twenty picture books, including Brothers At Bat, which made the New York Times Book Review's list of notable picture books for 2012, BOOM!, and Coco the Carrot. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, he lives in New York City.


Praise For Tim's Goodbye

“A simple exploration of children accepting the death of a pet and learning to say goodbye. . .This uncomplicated tale of love, loss, friendship, and hope is a great addition for library collections.” —School Library Journal

Salerno shows readers how to help a friend mourn a dead animal. Most important, of course, is showing up. . .A succinct text and an uncluttered design provide space to discover and process a loss.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Quiet and sweet, illustrated in a retro style that makes it feel timeless for young people experiencing the loss of a pet.” —Booklist Online