When good-bye is forever

by Rock, Lois, 1953-

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 242.4 R59
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 242.4 R59
All through our lives we learn to say many goodbyes. Some are easy. Some are hard. This book helps young readers to understand different sorts of good-byes and to find the strength and hope when they face the hardest good-bye of all--bereavement.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Rock (A Child's First Book of Prayers) offers words of wisdom for youngsters facing two watershed events: the birth of a sibling and the death of a loved one. She's well served by the very different styles of her two illustrators in these paper-over-board volumes. In Now We Have a Baby, she directly and succinctly mirrors children's emotions in single sentences. "Sometimes you can feel left out," the author acknowledges, while Massey (the Touch & Fit series), working in comforting, velvety pastels and simple shapes, portrays a preschooler sitting by himself on a staircase, looking wistful. But the second half assures readers that their love teaches an infant important skills (smiling, sharing) and helps make "a baby part of our family, for a family is love." When Good-Bye Is Forever takes a much different approach-the success of which may depend on readers' religious upbringing. After reminding youngsters that life is filled with good-byes, Rock addresses the finality of death with analogy ("Sometimes death comes unexpectedly, like a frost that kills the spring flowers"), homespun philosophy ("Into the empty space of good-bye will come the memories of happy times") and faith-based language ("Loved ones who die pass on to a new beginning... We call that place heaven, where God makes all things new"). The author's earnestness is never in doubt, but the book is little more than a laundry list of homilies. It's the contemplative, stylized realism of Moxley's (Elephant Dance) artwork that shapes the pages into a cohesive whole, eloquently conveying a mood of loss, longing and acceptance. Ages 2-5; Forever 3-8. (Nov. 2004) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bereavement -- Religious aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Death -- Religious aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Future life -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Intercourse, PA :Good Books,2004
Contributors Moxley, Sheila.
Language English
Description 28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 1561484490 (hardcover)
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