Goodbye, House: A Kid's Guide to Moving

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Kids will love the hands-on format.

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Parents need to know that the writing in this book is simple, but the art -- whimsical black-and-white watercolor illustrations -- enhances the format and creates visual appeal. Kids who enjoy creative activity will love the hands-on, workbook format.

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What's the story?

Know a child who's having difficulty with the idea of a big move? By completing fun activities and making insightful entries, school-age children can build a keepsake record of their favorite memories, chronicle the move itself, and sort out an overwhelming range of emotions along the way. A positive beginning to a new life in a new home!

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For kids unfazed by a big move, this book may be unnecessary. But for children who do think moving is a big deal, it offers dozens of ways to ease through all stages of the transition -- from sorting out new and conflicting feelings to recording fond memories of the old home and first impressions of the new one. The book could help transform a harrowing experience into a happy -- or at least bearable -- one.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about moving and how each family member feels about it. It it hard for you to think about leaving your home and going to a new one? Why or why not?

Book details

Author:Ann Banks
Illustrator:True Kelley
Genre:Family Life
Book type:Fiction
Publisher:Apple
Publication date:January 1, 1980
Number of pages:44

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