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Hardcover Red, White, and Blue Good-Bye Book

ISBN: 0802789617

ISBN13: 9780802789617

Red, White, and Blue Good-Bye

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Daddy is a navy man. He loves his family, but sometimes duty calls. And when it's time for him to ship out, it's difficult for his young daughter to accept. Saying good-bye can be upsetting. But the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

Excellent Book!

This was such a good book. The illustrations were vivid and beautiful, and the child's voice was very real. It gave my daughter a way to voice the emotions she had while saying goodbye to her father, who is in the Army. The father in the story gave his daughter a touching way to remember that they were close and she was not seeing the "Red, White, and Blue" in the everyday things around her. I highly recommend this book to all military families, Navy or not.

Highly Recommended!

"Daddy is a navy man, a sailor man, a brave man. He's my daddy too." So begins Sarah Wones Tomp's tender book about a young girl whose father is shipping out to sea. I love the realistic interaction between the daughter who does everything she can to keep her daddy home with her and her parents. With understanding and compassion (furthered by Ann Barrow's beautiful and sensitive illustrations) father and daughter share special moments and routines that the father manages to translate into tangible ways his daughter can be close to him, even while they are physically far apart. A great book for any family facing separation due to military duty or even any long separation. Highly recommended.

Striking Illustrations

This is a very sweet story but it is the illustrations that I am really drawn to. So vivid and beautiful!


This is a heartwarming story of a little girl who's dad is in the Navy. She misses her dad when he is away at sea. Her dad has some special rituals they share before he goes. He tells his daughter to write him a letter and stick it in the mailbox and to put the flag up. He says that when she looks at the flag and it's down he will be thinking of her. He also tells her to look and the clouds and think of him thinking of her under the same white sky. Then he tells her to look at the ocean and remember that he's not far way, just right across the blue ocean. She remembers Red flag, white clouds, and blue ocean while her dad is gone. This helps her to connect to him even when he's far way. What did you like or not like about the book? Lots of kids have parents who are way in the service of some type. They will relate to the feeling of the girl in the story well. Would you recommend the book? Why or Why not? Yes. It a great read aloud for classroom and story times.

Heart-touching story and beautiful illustrations!

This book tells the story of a little girl coming to terms with her father going out to sea on a tour of duty in the navy. It is wonderfully told in a way that appeals to the sensibilities of kids and touches the hearts of adults. My son's first-grade class really enjoyed this book, particularly the ways the girl tries to stall her father from leaving. And, Ann Barrow's illustrations are, as usual, breathtaking. BUY THIS BOOK! You will enjoy it.
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