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Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood

Bad Bye, Good Bye

by Deborah Underwood

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I really enjoyed this book and the illustrations. The book is simple and easy for children to read, the rhyming words help the story go along and engage children in a way they can be able to read it on their own. It is about a little boy packing up and leaving home. When it comes time to having to say goodbye to everything he puts the word bad instead of good making it bad bye not a good bye. He realizes when getting to his new home that their are good byes as well. It is a good book to help children deal with moving and the emotions they are dealing with having to pack up and move to another home/place.
  jocelynjanae6 | Mar 25, 2017 |
This rhyming picture book addresses the pain of moving to a new house, town, and environment. It uses simple rhymes to characterize these feelings, with the bad byes involving bad mops, bad guys, bad boxes, etc. The good comes when the roadtrip to the family's destination becomes fun, and the kids get excited to meet new neighbors and play in a new environment. I think this book does a great job of spinning a negative into a positive using rhythmic rhyming and vibrant illustrations that help convey the emotional journey of the characters. It could help children see the bright side of a sad situation, especially moving. ( )
  madelire | Dec 4, 2016 |
hasn't this theme been done to death?
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
This children's picture book is a good example of the poetry genre because of the short rhymes that are used to tell the story of a boy who moves with his family to a new town. Each rhyme is composed of only two words, and then every fourth word rhymes. For example, the book begins with, "Bad truck. Bad guy. Bad wave. Bad bye." and this pattern repeats itself through the entire book, but "bad" slowly evolves to "new" and eventually to "good" as the boy's perspective on change takes a shift through the storyline.
Media: ink and Prismacolor tone.
  rwilke | Apr 16, 2016 |
This is a touching story about a family's move to a new town and the accompanying feelings that the boy experiences. The story is told through scant rhyming prose and expressive illustrations. The illustrations are done in a style of layering where charcoal and watercolor are layered. There are pages where the charcoal is done very lightly in the background, which gives the effect of showing the movement of the moving men walking back and forth to load the boxes on the truck. The way the illustrations were done was a way I had never seen before and it was fascinating. Though the boy was very sad and upset at the beginning of the book by the end he has moved through acceptance and has found a new friend in the boy next door.
  Keinhorn | Mar 12, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547928521, Hardcover)

“Bad truck, bad guy; bad wave, bad bye . . .” A boy and his family are packing up their old home, and the morning feels scary and sad. But when he arrives at his new home, an evening of good byes awaits: bye to new friends, bye to glowing fireflies, bye to climbing trees. The New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood's spare text and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Jonathan Bean's lush, layered illustrations perfectly capture the complex emotions of moving day. The child-centric transition from dreary morning to cheerful evening comforts young readers facing big changes of their own.

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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family as they move to a new town.

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