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Bye, Bye!
Kaufmann, Nancy.
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Slokje, kikker! English
Publication Information:
Asheville, NC : Front Street, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
On the first day of school, Piggy has a difficult time letting his father go, but after he does, Piggy is in for a pleasant surprise.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Bye, Bye! Though he loves preschool, Piggy has a hard time saying goodbye to his father.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-K. One small pig doesn't want to face the first day of school alone: Is it time for school already, Daddy? You come too. Daddy does come to school and even stays after all the other parents leave. Father and son do their own projects while the other animals play as a group. Finally, the exasperated teacher puts a (webbed) foot down and insists that the dad leave the classroom. Surprise! The small pig has fun with the other animals, and at the end of the day he can't believe how the time has flown: It's time to go . . . already! The story is as simple as can be, but Kaufmann gets a lot out of a sentence or so per page. Spetter's endearing illustrations, executed in pure colors with figures outlined in ink, paint a benign and playful portrait of a first day at school that will comfort the most reluctant young student. --Karin Snelson Copyright 2003 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Piggy has a hard time saying good-bye on the first day of preschool in Bye, Bye! by Nancy Kaufmann. Jung-Hee Spetter's endearing Piggy, from Just a Minute! and Piggy's Birthday Dream, asks Daddy to stay and play. But when the teacher tells Daddy it's time to leave, Piggy has fun playing with a menagerie of other classmates. Lively illustrations in Spetter's trademark citrus colors capture both the fun and anxiety. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-"Is it time for school already, Daddy? You come too." The piglet is anxious about being left with the teacher (a big white bird) and all the other students. So Daddy stays, at least for a while, and soon his child is ready-after a brief moment of anguish-to join the other little animals in their activities. At the end, of course, there's a reversal, and the little pig is reluctant to go home: "It's time to go- already!" The text is spare, with the colorful pictures carrying most of the story. The artwork is skillfully done, with soft colors and clean lines showing a classroom full of elephants, alligators, ducks, and more. The fact that it's a father instead of a mother accompanying the youngster is another plus. Overall, the story covers no new ground, but its quiet charm and perennially relevant plot make for a solid addition for most collections.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.