by Elizabeth Verdick; illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
Being dropped off at childcare or cared for by a baby-sitter means saying good-bye to Mom or Dad—and for many toddlers, bye-bye is a big deal. This gentle book helps ease the transition with simple rituals; hugs and kisses, a big wave, a deep breath, and the confidence to seek comfort with the new caregiver or other children. Toddlers learn that good-bye isn’t forever, it’s just for a while. A reassuring book, charmingly illustrated, that can become part of the daily bye-bye routine. Includes tips for parents and caregivers. Harcover (board book), 24 pp.