THE BEST-EVER GOOD-BYE PARTY by Amy Hest

THE BEST-EVER GOOD-BYE PARTY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a sequel to The Mommy Exchange (1988), Jason is moving to a new apartment across town and--like the friend in Waber's Ira Says Goodbye (1988)--is looking forward to the prospect enough to make narrator Jessica feel understandably anxious. When Mom suggests a party for just the two children, Jason comes; but by this time he too is depressed, and he and Jessica squabble before both come around to admit that they are still best friends. Hest's dialogue is entertainingly realistic; DiSalvo-Ryan does a good job of capturing the kids' feelings in both their facial expressions and their body language, while expanding the stow with well-chosen detail--including the antics of the younger twins in both families. Good, solid picture-book or easy-reading fare.

Pub Date: Aug. 22nd, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow