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Lily Hates Goodbyes (All Military Version)

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This heartwarming and inspiring storybook helps children ages 2-7 thrive despite a parent's lengthy absence. Lily's daddy is deployed for about a billion days. She feels angry, sad, stubborn, and naughty. Her mommy helps Lily understand her emotions and cope with them in healthy ways. With her mommy's steadfast love, Lily finds ways to be happy despite the separating ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Quincy Companion Books, Imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie (first published March 8th 2011)
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Jeff Botch
Dec 20, 2012 Jeff Botch rated it it was amazing
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Jerilyn Marler’s book, “Lily Hates Goodbyes,” is a wonderful story that takes you through the feelings and emotions of a young girl while her dad is away in the military.

According to Lily, her daddy’s job takes him away for about a “billion” days. While her dad is away, Lily experiences feelings of fear, anger, sadness and stubbornness. Lily has to fight through the feelings of not having her daddy around but she has the support of her mom who helps her through it.

My favorite part is when the au
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Inspired Kathy
Nov 09, 2012 Inspired Kathy rated it really liked it
My 6 year old daughter loves this book. We don't even have anyone in the military but for some reason she's asked for it to be read multiple times. The first time we read this book it made me teary eyed. We've had several friend deployed and it's hard to imagine what it is really like for kids to be without their dad around.

This would be a great book to give young children whose parent's get deployed while serving our country. There are several ideas for things that children can do while missing
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