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Bye-Bye Binky

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Babies use a binky. Do big kids? No! Big kids say, "Bye-bye, binky!"

Every child's life is filled with milestones. Some happen easily; others need a little extra support. Artist and mom Maria van Lieshout has been there. Drawing upon her own experiences, she has created an engaging series of books that are just right for children on the brink of major changes and the caregi
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Chronicle Books (first published February 23rd 2016)
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☼Book her,   Danno☼
or so says the big girl in this cheery orange book by Maria van Lieshout.

BYE-BYE BINKY is actually the second book from Ms. Lieshout this year. The first was on that other area that can vex both big and small -- potty training. Like I USE THE POTTY this book approaches the topic from a celebratory and positive theme. You aren't so much leaving the binky and diapers behind, as you are moving on to bigger and better things.

BYE-BYE BINKY begins with a baby crying. Our
Digital illustrations accompany brief text as youngsters learn how to let go of their favorite blanket. Although I like the idea of helping young ones grow up with confidence and transition from needing a binky for comfort to more mature actions such as needing a hug, I'm not so sure I like the idea that letting go of the comfort object as part of maturing is the way to go. I would imagine the main character in this small board book would still feel as though she's missing her comfort object. It ...more
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Who wears afro puffs and a delightfully "mod" dress in orange and white? The charming, and "grown up" girl from Bye Bye Binky. All kids want to be big kids, and this book helps show them how.
You'll love it.
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
This and its companion book about using the potty are cute and will be great for the intended purpose. Diverse cast is a plus.
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Nothing mind blowing, but a good, short choice for encouraging a kid or supporting an effort to ditch the binky. I like that it offered other ways to soothe your emotions instead of just 'you're a big kid now, get over it.' ...more
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
I like the concept of this book and the illustrations. The only thing I didn't like was how the girl gave her binky away to another baby. That's gross. I know this is just a story, but I didn't like that. I wouldn't want my kid thinking that's an okay thing to do. ...more
Nice book for when it's time to ditch that plug! ...more
Simple and basic. Should work well with SS when we are ready to tackle that challenge. (Let it be soon, I hope!)
Ron Turner
Oct 08, 2020 rated it liked it
A nice little book to read to kids when it's time for them to ditch their pacifier. ...more
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May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bye-Bye Binky is all about getting kids to stop using the binky. When she was a baby, she would get tired, hungry, unhappy, or cannot sleep. Her parents would give her a binky. And it worked. She calmed down and, if tired, went to sleep with less difficulty. Then the no-more-binky day arrived. It was time for this big kid—and her parents—to let go of this safety blanket and learn to find comfort in other ways. As a big kid, she can now ask for hugs, cuddle her stuffed animal, snuggle the dog, or ...more
Evan Childress
Apr 28, 2016 rated it liked it
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Great book to help a little one deal with the transition to life without a pacifier. I liked the short, simple text as well as in the inclusion of a main character who is not Caucasian. The Big Kid Power series was developed to help encourage children as they near the brink of major changes and milestones.
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Maria is author, illustrator and designer of picture books.
She grew up near Amsterdam, and studied Visual Communications at George Washington University in DC.
Maria has a background in branding at Coca-Cola, and likes history, art, storytelling, magical realism, vintage printing, ancient patterns and secrets hidden long ago. She is working on an illustrated novel that includes all that. Maria live

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