The Goodbye Book


By Todd Parr

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$24.99 CAD

From New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr comes this poignant and reassuring story about loss. 

With his colorful illustrations, playful humor, and inclusive storytelling, beloved author Todd Parr has long been a favorite among young readers and caregivers. His books promote an essential message of love and acceptance that is inspiring, empowering, and accessible.
It’s hard to say goodbye to someone.
You might not know what to feel.
But you’ll remember that there will always be someone to love you and hold you tight.

Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost its companion, The Goodbye Book tells a touching and hopeful story about saying goodbye to someone you love. Addressing the host of emotions children experience, Todd reminds readers that it’s okay not to know all the answers, and that someone will always be there to support them. An invaluable resource for life’s toughest moments.
English–Spanish bilingual edition, The Goodbye Book / El libro del adiós, also available for purchase.

  • "An honest but gentle look at the grief that comes with saying goodbye. An essential purchase for all early childhood collections."
    School Library Journal
  • "With its accessible style and kindhearted text, The Goodbye Book will serve kids as a sympathetic friend during trying times."
    USA Today

On Sale
Nov 3, 2015
Page Count
32 pages

Coloring page for The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr