This book covers the topic of preparing a child for a parent's deployment in the armed services to action abroad. I have not found other books as well written or gentle as this one. Very appropriate for an individual family. I also recommend having it in a classroom where even one parent is gone, so other children can understand how it affects the child and family. Well written, gentle pictures, and super ways to remember an absent parent until reunion as a family.
This is a very touching story of a child whose father left for duty. It is quite appropriate for what our country is experiencing now. I bought it for a friend who is leaving for Iraq and wanted to talk about it with his daughter.