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Bye-bye Time (Toddler Tools) [Board book]

Elizabeth Verdick , Marieka Heinlen

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Book Description

1 Nov 2008 Toddler Tools
Saying good-bye to Mum or Dad is a big deal. This reassuring book helps ease the transition with simple rituals such as hugs and kisses, a big wave, a deep breath, and the confidence to seek comfort with the new caregiver or other children.

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Product details

  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.,U.S.; Brdbk edition (1 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575422999
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575422992
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 18.1 x 1.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 497,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Winner, Creative Child Preferred Choice Award

About the Author

Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than 30 highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, including books in the Toddler Tools(TM) board book series, the Best Behavior(TM) series for young children, and the Laugh & Learn(TM) series for preteens. Her most recent titles include "Pacifiers Are Not Forever" and "See You Later, Procrastinator! "(with Pamela Espeland). Elizabeth lives with her husband, daughter, son, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota. Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as a children's book illustrator with the award-winning "Hands Are Not for Hitting." As a freelance illustrator and designer, Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and son. Since teaming up to develop books in the Best Behavior series, Elizabeth and Marieka have charmed millions of young readers and their parents and garnered awards from iParenting Media, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Dr. Toy, and many others.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a helpful book! 26 Jan 2010
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This book has been SO helpful when dropping our 2 year old son off at school. We used to tell him that Mommy and Daddy would always come back, but he would still cry hysterically every time we left. After giving him this book for Christmas, he has a better understanding of Bye Bye's wonderful! Now, we follow the book and do a "squeeze, smooch" and say "See you later alligator. After a while crocodile" and there have not been any tears. He loves the book so much we usually read it twice. I just ordered 5 more books from this series as we are heading into the hitting phase...hopefully we will get the same amazing results from those books as we have from Bye Bye Time. I definitely recommend this book for anyone whose children has separation issues.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for introducing the concept of "Bye-Bye" 10 July 2013
By ukranium - Published on
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My 2.5 year-old daughter had separation issues when we dropped her off at preschool, which prompted me to buy this book. The author does a fantastic job of playing down the drama of saying bye-bye by showing parents a routine:

1. Hugs
2. Kisses
3. Parent says "See you later, alligator!"
4. Child says "After while, crocodile!"

After a couple of days of reading it at bedtime, we were able to establish our own "Bye-Bye Time" routine, and she *magically* stopped crying. The illustrations wonderfully support the story and my daughter still enjoys reading the book from time to time.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice and clear 8 May 2011
By Angie - Published on
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Nice book, easy to understand. Wish it had more ideas about saying good bye for children.....something more that could work for many families. It's very basic but my son loves this book and seems to be helping him with his separation anxiety.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So helpful! 5 May 2010
By Lori Auffhammer - Published on
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My son isn't in daycare, but started having dramatic anxiety when my husband would leave for work. After reading this book for 2 weeks, we now have the routine of 'Bye Bye Time' and it works really well. No more hysterical crying when he walks out the door!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for kids worried about school dropoff 4 Feb 2014
By AK - Published on
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The main character of the book is sad about being dropped off for school, and this book goes through some things she does to feel better. Reminder that it isn't for always, and parents always come back to get us. Liked that this was about a little girl being dropped off and picked up by her Daddy.
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