Verdict: A sweet, nicely illustrated picture book that may help kids adjust to a parent's extended absence.
Lily Hates Goodbyes is a sweet, nicely illustrated picture book. Written for the author’s four-year-old granddaughter, the story follows Lily as she learns how to cope with her emotions–from anger to sadness–in response to her father’s deployment in the military.
In general, the book will be helpful for younger children coping with the absence of, or separation from, a parent. It can also provide a nice jumping-off point for parents to discuss how their kids might be feeling about a loss.
Reviewed by IR Staff
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