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Oh No! Time to Go!: A Book of Goodbyes

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In this deceptively simple picture book by the author of Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life, there's a new goodbye on every page. With a bouncy rhyming text and vibrant, droll illustrations, this book of goodbyes leaves readers with a heartwarming thought: that for each goodbye, there's always a new hello. Full color.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Schwartz & Wade Books (first published 2009)
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Sierra
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
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“Oh No! Time to Go!” is a book about all the different ways the people around us say goodbye. It is narrated by a young boy through rhyme, who laments how much he hates to hear the words goodbye when he has to stop playing with his friends, and even worse when his neighbor moves away. But he does learn a valuable lesson: for every goodbye, there’s a hello.
This book is illustrated as if a child has made the drawings- simple figures made with wavy lines and text drawn in shaky handwriting
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Kylee Myers
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a boy who hates goodbyes. It seems that every encounter that he makes, there is a goodbye at some point. There are many different ways to say goodbye, some say it with a southern accent, some with hugs and kisses, but the fact of the matter is, he hates goodbyes.

This is a great book to teach about rhyming patterns in words and how that can sometimes entice readers. Students can use this book to learn about how to use rhyming words in their own writing and how rhyming words can
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Kristen
Aug 01, 2009 rated it it was ok
I like the premise of this book: saying goodbye is hard, whether you say "toodle-oo" or "g'bye, y'all" or "later, gator", but for every goodbye, there's a "hello!" Great idea. But the rhyme feels forced in so many places:
"When Granny comes, it's hugs and kisses,
And when she goes, it's tears and misses.
She says 'Later, gator!' and makes me smile,
I say 'Back atcha, crocodile!'"

The art is fun. Just wish it'd been told straight-forward.
carissa
In this deceptively simple picture book there’s a new goodbye on every page. Some of them are easy, like when it’s time to go home for supper. Some of them are funny, like when dogs say it with a growl. And some are much harder, like when a very best friend moves away.

With a bouncy rhyming text and vibrant, droll illustrations, this book of goodbyes leaves readers with a heartwarming thought: that for each goodbye, there’s always a new hello.
Lidra West
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book for children of all ages. This book is appropriate for helping children deal with departure. In this book a little boy tell of the different ways people in his family say goodbye. The end of the story has a special message for children to help them feel a little better about goodbyes.
Sandy Brehl
Simple story in verse compares various ways of saying hello and good-bye among various ages, backgrounds, etc. (all portrayed as members of family/community). Plenty of examples, some familiar, some less so. Leads to the ultimate good-bye (moving away, not death), with an upbeat ending suggesting new hellos ahead.
Anne
Apr 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, 2011
A book all about saying hello and goodbye and how each person has their own way of saying them. How saying goodbye is sad, but gives opportunities for meeting new people.

Kinda bittersweet as I think about maybe leaving BAL...
Amy Brown
May 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
A book about saying good-bye and all the times that you say good-bye. Would be good to use if a child's friend is moving away. Rhyming.
Miss Kelly
Okay picture book talking about saying good byes.
Raneem
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
this book talks about a boy who hates goodbyes and how he learns that after each goodbye there is a new hi............ the pictures are good but the storyline is a little weak
Allison
May 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Cute rhyming book about goodbyes and hello's.
Ruth Ann
This book catalogs in rhyme the variety and styles of goodbyes in one boy's life. It ends on a positive note . . . "but for each goodbye . . . there's a new hello!"
Samantha Hastings
Oct 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
I thought the kid needed a kick in the pants.
Jennessa
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a very cute book. My 6 year old son enjoyed it when I read it to him. It definitely has some very important messages in it showing children that people come and go.
Wendy
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
love this illustrator's style and wit- just discovered her
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Rebecca is the author and illustrator of many picture books for children including You Are to Me, Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life, and most recently, Before You. She has also illustrated many books, including One of Those Days written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Rebecca's book illustrations have been selected several times for the Original Art Exhibition at The Society of Illu ...more
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“There's a million was of saying
words that mean you won't be staying.
But couldn't we just skip the bye-ing?
We could stay and keep on hi-ing!”
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