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The Good-Bye Book
The Good-Bye Book by
Publication Date: 1988-03-30
His mother and father are getting dressed to go out to dinner together. He doesn't want them to go! They're going out and leaving him with a sitter. He hates that a lot! He pleads with them. He bargains with them. He threatens to run away to a family that doesn't ever go out for the evening. He tells them he's sick, with a temperature of maybe a hundred and ten. And he tells them he won't -- he'll never -- say good-bye. Every child, and every child's parent, will recognize this oh-so-familiar struggle between grown-ups trying to go out for an evening and a child who is fiercely determined to make them stay. It's hard to say good-bye -- but maybe a book that helps you to laugh can make saying good-bye a little easier.