Library Pick

Work, writing and family keep me busy. I don’t always have the time to keep up with the in-depth literacy reviews I would like to give each book I read. I am going to do a quick review of a book you should buy today!

Goodbye Brings Hello. Diane White and Illustrated by Daniel Wiseman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Boston, 2018.

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Transitions are hard for everyone, but kids feel change in every aspect of their life, sometimes daily. The first five years if life their brains and bodies are growing and changing and developing fast and with those changes come emotional upheaval. And those are just normal physical growth!

 

“In the first five years of life, your child’s brain develops more and faster than at any other time in his life.”

Retrieved on October 15, 2018 from Raising Children.net.au 

 

Think about all the environmental changes they face: new babysitters, new schools, new activities, new family members and so much more. In Dianne White’s book, Goodbye Brings Hello, she brings all of those changes onto the page for readers toddler through Kindergarten. Daniel Wiseman’s illustrations are bright, engaging and approachable.

This book also shares rich language, rhyming to build phonemic awareness, and relatable text.

A perfect book for fall as we change from warm summers and shining skies to cold and shortening days.

 

Consider adding this book to your child’s library for a book that grows with them!

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