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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
On Sale: 04/17/2018
ISBN: 978037430647240 Pages, Ages 6-8
A touching picture book about a group of children who must say goodbye to a dear friend.
Margot is sad because her beloved pet, Tim, has died.
She and her friends band together to give him a proper sendoff. Melinda brings her French horn. Vincent brings balloons. Otto wears his best hat. When all gather together, they celebrate Tim's beautiful, simple life as they send him on a surprising farewell journey to a special place above the mountains and beyond the clouds.
And Margot has a feeling that Tim is happy once again.
This tender story from Steven Salerno also features his beautiful illustrations, with a simple color palette and classic feel. Tim's Goodbye is sure to strike a chord with readers who have experienced a difficult farewell.
Praise for Tim's Goodbye
“A simple exploration of children accepting the death of a pet and learning to say goodbye. . .This uncomplicated tale of love, loss, friendship, and hope is a great addition for library collections.” —School Library Journal
“Salerno shows readers how to help a friend mourn a dead animal. Most important, of course, is showing up. . .A succinct text and an uncluttered design provide space to discover and process a loss.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Quiet and sweet, illustrated in a retro style that makes it feel timeless for young people experiencing the loss of a pet.” —Booklist Online