icture Books to Perk Up Any Kid’s Summer

 

Doerrfeld (“The Rabbit Listened,” “Good Dog”) is carving a lovely niche with sweet, deeply attuned books for the littlest audience. This story about a child learning to let go is told with few words and emotionally expressive images. Each spread pairs a moment of parting with the new beginning that follows. Smaller examples — “Goodbye to outside is hello to inside” — build to one that packs a wallop, a best friend moving away. 

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