By Liz Garton Scanlon and Kady Macdonald Denton
Arthur A. Levine Books, $17.99, 32 pages
Saying good-bye is never easy and Posy is especially sad when she must say good-bye to her friends Megan and Mae in The Good-Pie Party. Posy Peyton does not want to pack her books, take down her bird feeder or dismantle her clubhouse, but she especially does not want to say good-bye to her friends. When her mom suggests that she has a good-bye party, the girls instead decide to bake. They make pie and as the kitchen begins to warm up and smell delicious, they realize that good pie is much better than good-bye! The girls decide to have a good-pie party for all of their friends and neighbors. The only request is to bring pie and to not say good-bye. So many neighbors (and pies) show up, have a great time and toast to good friends.
Scanlon’s book will make children laugh instead of cry at the thought of good-bye. The illustrations show the emotions on the characters’ faces and your child will be able to relate to their own feelings of good-bye as they read this cute story.
Reviewed by Seniye Groff