Bad Bye, Good Bye

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Bean, Jonathan
By (author): Underwood, Deborah
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: April 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 8.55in x 11.20in x 0.34in
Our Price:
$ 12.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Bad truck, bad guy; bad wave, bad bye . . .' A boy and his family are packing up their old home, and the morning feels scary and sad. But when he arrives at his new home, an evening of good byes awaits: bye to new friends, bye to glowing fireflies, bye to climbing trees. The New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood's spare text and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Jonathan Bean's lush, layered illustrations perfectly capture the complex emotions of moving day. The child-centric transition from dreary morning to cheerful evening comforts young readers facing big changes of their own.
From The Publisher*

Moving to a new town, new home, and new school is hard. But could the new destination have good surprises of its own? In a less-than-eighty-word picture book, see how a bad day turns good!

Review Quote*

"Underwood's simple, understated text. . . combines with Bean's expressive ink-and-watercolors to convey a child's visceral, emotional perspective on a long-distance move."
-Booklist, starred review

"Underwood's ultra-succinct verse hits all the emotional marks that go along with a big transition…Bean, meanwhile, seems to take the topic to heart by moving in a new direction himself. He does wonderful things with light, starting with a gloomy rain scene and ending with soft, welcoming twilight."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This is a useful depiction of a family's physical move, but the strength is in the emotional journey that's expressed with a raw honesty."

"Concisely chosen, two-word phrases accompany the atmospheric illustrations, which aptly portray the youngster's changing emotions and tell the complete story."
-School Library Journal

"This is a lovely portrayal of a child experiencing change as well as a graceful example of spare storytelling."

Biographical NoteDeborah Underwood has written many books for children. She lives in San Francisco. . Jonathan Bean has worked for numerous publishers and his illustration and writing have received widespread recognition. He has illustrated six picture books and just won his second Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his latest book, Building Our House. He lives in Harrisburg, PA. "