Bye-Bye Time (Toddler Tools) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $7.95
  • Save: $1.59 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Bye-Bye Time (Toddler Too... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good condition and ready to ship!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Bye-Bye Time (Toddler Tools) Board book – August 10, 2008


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Board book
"Please retry"
$6.36
$4.90 $0.91

Splish, Splash, Baby!
"Splish, Splash, Baby!"
Splish, splash! It’s time for Baby’s bath in this interactive Karen Katz lift-the-flap board book that’s all about fun in the tub!Learn more | See more
$6.36 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

Bye-Bye Time (Toddler Tools) + I Love You All Day Long + Maisy Goes to Preschool: A Maisy First Experiences Book
Price for all three: $20.34

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"Big Brother Daniel" by Angela C. Santomero and Jason Fruchter
Daniel Tiger has just gotten a new baby sister! Baby Margaret is very little, and she needs lots of care and big brother Daniel is here to help! See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 3 years
  • Series: Toddler Tools
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing (August 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575422999
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575422992
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“There is no such thing as a quick fix. However, if you’re beleaguered by the baby battles, these books could serve as a life preserver.”—The Post & Courier



"Bye-Bye Time addresses the separation anxiety that children may feel when a caregiver leaves them temporarily. It discusses feelings they may have, coping mechanisms, and the helpfulness of creating a ritual...The pictures are upbeat and expressive." —School Library Journal



“This is a book that I am going to recommend to all of my new parents, and to those whose children are still having difficulty with good-byes.”
—Andrea Coventry, Montessori Educator, Andi’s Kids Books Blog



"I highly recommend these books for your home library if you have a little one." —Mommin' It Up



"Toddlers will manage to calm down fairly quickly upon coming across these gentle books that help them deal with various transitions in their young lives." —SAHManswers.com (Stay At Home Moms)



“Elizabeth Verdick gives caregivers practical, positive tools for building and maintaining the positive care environment that toddlers need.” —Dr. Dan Gartrell, Ed.D., professor of Early Childhood Education, director of Child Development Training Program, Bemidji State University



iParenting Outstanding Products Award



Winner, Creative Child Preferred Choice Award

From the Author

A note from the author, Elizabeth Verdick:

Many of my childhood photos have a similar theme: me, with a mop of curly hair and my nose buried in a book. Fast forward to today and you’ll see the same picture, except I’m taller and, I hope, a little wiser. As an avid reader, I feel incredibly lucky to write books for my favorite audience, children. As a mother, I feel great knowing that my books help parents with the hardest—and absolutely most rewarding—job on earth. I hope my books help put a smile on a child’s face and give the feeling of “I can do it!” With the Toddler Tools series, I want to help families build life skills while they have fun reading together. During the toddler years, daily routines and transitions—bedtime, naptime, clean-up time, and so on—are big challenges, and every little success matters. The books are meant to take children and parents through familiar routines in a gentle, positive way. The simple language and colorful illustrations show toddlers learning new skills and celebrating success. Parents and caregivers can use the tips at the end to take the ideas further and personalize their routines.

A note from the illustrator, Marieka Heinlen:

As an illustrator, I always have two objectives. The first is to create artwork that truly engages young children. I try to see the world through their eyes, brimming with color and positivity. I keep my images bright, bold, and simple with fun details. Many people tell me kids like finding a paw waving among hands or a doll changing expression, little jokes just for them. The other goal is to try new mediums. I started with pencils and paints, moved into creating art electronically, and am currently playing with fabrics and collage. A lot of the vintage fabrics reminded me of my own childhood—other readers may get that warm, fuzzy feeling from them as well. Making art for children is a joy, and using it to teach them is a privilege.

Customer Reviews

Great lessons taught.
MetJet
It held my 1.5 year old's interest as well.
ronnie
She insists on reading it over and over.
KittyK

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 26, 2010
Format: Board book
This book has been SO helpful when dropping our 2 year old son off at school. We used to tell him that Mommy and Daddy would always come back, but he would still cry hysterically every time we left. After giving him this book for Christmas, he has a better understanding of Bye Bye time...it's wonderful! Now, we follow the book and do a "squeeze, smooch" and say "See you later alligator. After a while crocodile" and there have not been any tears. He loves the book so much we usually read it twice. I just ordered 5 more books from this series as we are heading into the hitting phase...hopefully we will get the same amazing results from those books as we have from Bye Bye Time. I definitely recommend this book for anyone whose children has separation issues.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ukranium on July 9, 2013
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
My 2.5 year-old daughter had separation issues when we dropped her off at preschool, which prompted me to buy this book. The author does a fantastic job of playing down the drama of saying bye-bye by showing parents a routine:

1. Hugs
2. Kisses
3. Parent says "See you later, alligator!"
4. Child says "After while, crocodile!"

After a couple of days of reading it at bedtime, we were able to establish our own "Bye-Bye Time" routine, and she *magically* stopped crying. The illustrations wonderfully support the story and my daughter still enjoys reading the book from time to time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lori Auffhammer on May 4, 2010
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
My son isn't in daycare, but started having dramatic anxiety when my husband would leave for work. After reading this book for 2 weeks, we now have the routine of 'Bye Bye Time' and it works really well. No more hysterical crying when he walks out the door!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angie on May 8, 2011
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
Nice book, easy to understand. Wish it had more ideas about saying good bye for children.....something more that could work for many families. It's very basic but my son loves this book and seems to be helping him with his separation anxiety.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly L. McKenzie on April 18, 2013
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I bought this book because I returned to work when my daughter was 21 months. After a month at daycare she was still having a hard time adjusting. When I read her this book she pays very close attention, it seems that she can really relate to the book. Yes, it is simple, but at 21 months she's thinking pretty simple concepts. It gives strategies for helping them cope with separation anxiety such as hugging a stuffed animal, taking a deep breath, crying if she feels sad. (I love a book that tells kids it is okay to cry!) And then it also focuses on the positive of playing with the other kids when she feels ready.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AK on February 3, 2014
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
The main character of the book is sad about being dropped off for school, and this book goes through some things she does to feel better. Reminder that it isn't for always, and parents always come back to get us. Liked that this was about a little girl being dropped off and picked up by her Daddy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I bought this book after my (then) two-year-old charge was having a lot of separation anxiety when her mother would leave for work. She loves reading, and I picked this book and a few others that covered the same subject.

Both girls loved this book, it was something they wanted to read all the time. They now know the book by heart and we decided to buy the rest of the Toddler Time series.

The last page is filled with tips for the adults of these children going through separation anxiety. It's a great help!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By gilenh20 on October 14, 2011
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I love this whole serious of books! We first ordered "Nap Time" when our toddler was having a difficult time with naps. It worked like a charm! Then a few months later we started having difficult drop offs at school in the morning. I jumped online to see if there were more books like "Nap Time" and found the whole series! We bought them all! I love this book about "Bye Bye Time"! I read it to my son several times and then started using the same routine in the book for our drop offs. Within a week things were much better!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Bye-Bye Time (Toddler Tools)
This item: Bye-Bye Time (Toddler Tools)
Price: $6.36
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com