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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review and Giveaway: Goodbye Brings Hello by Dianne White

Goodbye Brings Hello 
Words by Dianne White 
Pictures by Daniel Wiseman 
June 26, 2018 
Ages 4-7 
Source: from pub for review 

There are many ways of letting go.  
With each goodbye, a new hello. 

From being pushed on a swing to learning how to pump your legs yourself, from riding a beloved trike to mastering your first bike ride, from leaving the comforts of home behind to venturing forth on that first day of school, milestones are exciting but hard. They mean having to say goodbye to one moment in order to welcome the next.    

Honest and uplifting, this cheerfully illustrated ode to change gently empowers readers to brave life's milestones, both large and small. 

Praise for Goodbye Brings Hello: A Book of Firsts 
"White and Wiseman have created an engaging set of vignettes that will appeal to young listeners in the process of learning new skills."—Booklist 

"This book will give courage to any child feeling a little nervous or scared to try something new."—Kirkus 

"The brightly colored, naive-style illustrations add a cheerful positivity to the book."—School Library Journal 

Goodbyes can be hard and sad, but they can also lead to new, exciting hellos...which is exactly what Dianne White explores in her adorable and heartwarming new picture book, Goodbye Brings Hello!  

From learning to ride a big kid bike to outgrowing clothes, haircuts, starting school, and so much more, children experience many goodbyes and hellos in life and Dianne White captures these important firsts with simple and short, yet irresistibly bubbly rhymes. The littlest readers will find White's sing-song text pleasant to listen to, while bigger kids will find the text perfect for reading practice. Daniel Wiseman's bright, cheery, and sweet illustrations bring White's words and all those firsts to life wonderfully. 

With its positive message, delightful rhymes, and endearing pictures, Goodbye Brings Hello is sure to be a bedtime story hit! 

When she was five, Dianne White said goodbye to her house and her teacher, Mrs. Dunlap, and hello to a new school, and her newest favorite teacher, Mr. Loop. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the award-winning author of Blue on Blue. She lives in Arizona, where she writes full-time. For more information, and to download a free activity kit, visit Twitter @diannewrites 

 Daniel Wiseman remembers saying goodbye to the training wheels on his bike, and saying a great big hello to skinned knees and elbows. But the freedom of rolling on two wheels was well worth the bumps and bruises. He still rides his (slightly larger) bike almost every day. Daniel loves to draw, and has illustrated several books for children. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Visit him at  Instagram @d_wiseman 

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Lisa Maucione said...

This book sounds super sweet!

Danielle H. said...

This book sounds fun to read with an awesome message. The illustrations are bright and eye-catching.

John Smith said...

"What's one of your favorite or most memorable Goodbye Brings Hello moments from YOUR life?" Starting first grade, I guess!