Monday, August 12, 10:30AM
Hello, Cori! We're excited to have triple threat (author, illustrator, and Minnesotan) Cori Doerrfeld as our special guest host for Tail Time! Join us for songs, treats, and, of course, stories! Cori will read some of her books, including her newest: Goodbye Friend! Hello Friend!
Pre-order Goodbye Friend! Hello Friend! and have it signed by Cori Doerrfeld! Can't make it to the event? Just indicate to whom you would like your book signed in the customer notes when you order online here, or call the store at 612-920-5005. You can pick up your signed copy of Goodbye Friend! Hello Friend! after August 12.
Change and transitions are hard, but Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! demonstrates how, when one experience ends, it opens the door for another to begin. It follows two best friends as they say goodbye to snowmen, and hello to stomping in puddles. They say goodbye to long walks, butterflies, and the sun...and hello to long evening talks, fireflies, and the stars. But the hardest goodbye of all comes when one of the friends has to move away. Feeling alone isn't easy, and sometimes new beginnings take time. But even the hardest days come to an end, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.
★ "We’ve seen treatments of friendship loss before, but this turns that story into a tender and friendly exploration of life’s balance, deftly escalating from matter-of-fact changes to harder ones." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"From the author of The Rabbit Listened, this suggested first purchase title speaks to social emotional learning, views the passage of time and change through the eyes of a child, and allows a glimpse at the ups and downs of growing up. For young readers in all libraries." —School Library Journal
"A warming study of friendship, loss, and new friendship." —Kirkus
“Good Dog stole my heart. A satisfying tale of a stray dog who finds his person.”—The New York Times Book Review
When a puppy in need of a friend follows a kind girl into town, he lands himself into all sorts of trouble. He gets lost. He’s nearly run over. And he gets chased out of a bakery for being a “bad dog.”
But when the pup and the girl reunite in the park and she leaves behind her favorite doll, the puppy has a chance to prove just what a good dog he really is!
This heartwarming story told with bold, beautiful illustrations and sparse text is a perfect read-aloud book and great for beginning readers.
Families who enjoyed Kelly DiPucchio’s bestselling Gaston, Patrick McDonnell’s lovable characters, and Mike Twohy’s award-winning Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! will fall in love with Cori Doerrfeld’s Good Dog.
★ “The pup’s struggles and emotions are ingeniously conveyed. This delightful story will appeal to everyone from younger preschoolers to new readers to dog lovers of any age.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Good Dog stole my heart. A satisfying tale of a stray dog who finds his person.”
— New York Times Book Review
“Doerrfeld’s spreads recall Lauren Castillo’s, with friendly figures outlined in soft black. This dose of cuteness also provides a tale of heroism, in which the stray dog’s watchfulness and initiative earn it a new chance at life.”
— Publishers Weekly
“The artwork is charming. A heartwarming story with lovable characters that’s certain to charm young readers.”
— School Library Journal
“Certain to pluck heartstrings. This book deserves to have a forever home on children’s bookshelves.”
— The Missourian
Praise for The Rabbit Listened: ★ “A story that’s wise, funny, and easy to take to heart.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★ “This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ ”This is a delightful picture book with a lot of meaning.”
— School Library Connection (starred review)