Goodbye Brings Hello: A Book of Firsts
by Dianne White; Illustrated by Daniel Wiseman
HMH Books for Young Readers (June 26, 2018)
Fiction * Social Themes * New Experiences
Audience: Ages 4 to 7 years old
Indiebound | WorldCat
Description from Goodreads:
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.
Quick thoughts on the book:
Dianne White tackles transitions and new beginnings in her latest book Goodbye Brings Hello.
White uses simple rhyming text to share different ways that young children face a new challenge and grow. Similar to the idea that when a "door closes a window opens", White shares how a goodbye can become a hello.
Whether it is learning to pump your legs on a swing or outgrowing an old sweater and getting a new winter jacket, children will relate to each of the examples throughout the book.
Daniel Wiseman's uncluttered illustrations in bright colors match the text perfectly.
Look for Goodbye Brings Hello at your local indie bookstore or public library.
About the author: 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 diannewrites.com. Twitter @diannewrites
About the illustrator: 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 danieldraws.com. Instagram @d_wiseman
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Goodbye Brings Hello, courtesy of HMH Books for Young Readers (U.S. addresses).