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Reading level: Ages 2 and up

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Viking Juvenile (February 16, 2012)

ISBN-10: 0670013099

ISBN-13: 978-0670013098

Dimensions: 9.3 x 9.2 x 0.3 inches

A perfect picture book for toddlers on the go!

All toddlers live by the pleasure principle. For them, fun times always end too soon. So often they either turn a deaf ear to the words "It's time to say bye-bye" or simply throw a tantrum. What is the solution? In this warm-hearted picture book, Maryann Cocca-Leffler follows a toddler from morning to bedtime, showing that all saying "byebye" really means is that you're ready to say "hello" to the next fun thing on your "agenda." With a bare minimum of words, and playful artwork, this is one of those rare read-alouds perfect for very young children.


"...vibrant, sweet, watercolor illustrations ... along with a spare text, make this an enjoyable read-aloud for the youngest of listeners." —School Library Journal

"This would be a great addition to a babies' laptime, particularly if the little ones were encouraged to say/wave bye-bye along with the story." —BCCB

"So effective is the delivery here that parents may find themselves saying bye-bye to things they'd never imagined talking to." —Kirkus

"The appropriately short text captures the rhythm of the child's day ... Bright and sunny, the mixed-media illustrations create an appealing world full of recognizable things." —Booklist