26 October 2015
The Goodbye Book
Parr, Todd. The Goodbye Book. Little, Brown BFYR, 2015.
The story of a pet fish whose fish friend has died can help children understand how to process grief. The simple pictures and text work well together, and Parr's distinctive style is evident throughout this short but important book. For libraries which already house the Parr cannon, this is a welcome addition. For places without a deluge of Parr books, perhaps it's time to begin a collection, starting with this one. Recommended.