A joyful story about moving house and embracing change from a much-loved, award-winning team.
Honor Book: CBCA 2020 Awards, Book of the Year, Early Childhood
A “Must Read Book About Moving For Kids” —Growing Book by Book
This is the last time I'll fish in this river ...
This is the last time I'll run through these trees ...
This is the last time I'll dream by this fire …
Goodbye, old house. Goodbye.
A heartwarming story of letting go and starting anew, with a unique illustration style that allows room and space for the reader's imagination. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable inks.
Average rating from 4 members
A lovely, lovely book about moving! The illustrations are so pretty--somewhat watercolor-style with nicely drawn characters too. I love how this book threads the needle between sentimentality and resilience. Sam obviously loved their old home and that was handled respectfully and carefully. But, at the same time, Sam was also optimistic and open to all of the new possibilities in their new home too. This is a wonderful message for kids--you can miss what you leave but also find new things to appreciate. I would wholeheartedly recommend this for any kids with a transition coming up. It's a very healthy, graceful take on goodbye and hello! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
This book is beautifully illustrated, and offers an optimistic outlook on moving to a new house. I wish we had this when we moved to our new house last year! The simple writing is perfect for toddlers, and I hope to snag a physical copy for the next time we move. I think this would be perfect for any family that moves often.
This is a sweet story about a little girl who is in transition. She is leaving her old house and moving into a brand new one. She takes the reader on a tour of her old home and says goodbye to her familiar surroundings: the river where she fishes, the forest she runs through, the pony that she pets daily, an old gate that she loves to swing on and her cozy fire place where she dreams and imagines, just to name a few. As she bids her old home adieu she excitedly says bonjour to her new life and the brand new adventures that are before her. This book is a wonderful conversation starter when kids are in the position of moving on in their life. The illustrations are delightful, whimsical and engaging. The book is printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable inks. I recommend this book.