Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! (Hardcover)

By Cori Doerrfeld

Dial Books, 9780525554233, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List

Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! transforms some of the saddest, most difficult moments of childhood (and adulthood) into happier ones. With beautiful illustrations accompanying the simple story, this book shows that saying goodbye to everything from a beloved friend to the summer sun can lead to new possibilities. This is a beautiful book to share with all children, but especially those trying to cope with change in their lives.”
— Beth Seufer Buss, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC
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From the creator of The Rabbit Listened comes a gentle story about the difficulty of change . . . and the wonder that new beginnings can bring.

Change and transitions are hard, but Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! demonstrates how, when one experience ends, it opens the door for another to begin. It follows two best friends as they say goodbye to snowmen, and hello to stomping in puddles. They say goodbye to long walks, butterflies, and the sun...and hello to long evening talks, fireflies, and the stars. But the hardest goodbye of all comes when one of the friends has to move away. Feeling alone isn't easy, and sometimes new beginnings take time. But even the hardest days come to an end, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.

About the Author

Cori Doerrfeld illustrated the acclaimed picture book The Rabbit Listened, as well as popular books like Little Bunny Foo Foo: The Real Story and The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.