Hello Goodbye Dog: Giveaway Winners

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20 individual copies were given away to educators, librarians, and literacy organizations thanks to Roaring Brook Press!




Hello Goodbye Dog
By Maria Gianferrari
Illustrated by Patrice Barton
Published by Roaring Brook Press
ISBN-13: 9781626721777
Age Range: 4 – 8 Years

For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with his favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side.

Hello, Moose!

Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed at school and Moose has to go back home.

Goodbye, Moose.

But Moose can’t be held back for long. Through a series of escalating escapes, this loyal dog always finds her way back.

“Sweet, skillfully rendered illustrations are clear, convey Moose’s worldview, and depict a diverse group of people. Even the dog’s expressions—forlorn when she is trapped behind the screen door, sheepish when she resists an order, triumphant when she finds her human again—are instantly recognizable and contribute to the impact of the story. VERDICT A welcome addition to any school or public library serving preschool and early elementary-age children.”
School Library Journal
“What could be better than a book about a dog who loves books and hates goodbyes?”
Booklist, starred review
Gianferrari’s dog’s-eye metaphors for loneliness and Barton’s expressive, energetic mixed-media illustrations highlight Moose’s affection and the joy she brings to others. An author’s note provides a brief description of therapy dogs as well as two websites for further information. Young children and their dogs will enjoy this cheery tale.”
Kirkus Reviews




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8.5 ” x 11 ” Folding Activity
Hello Goodbye Dog: Folding Activity: 8x11 B&W (PDF)
Hello Goodbye Dog: Folding Activity: 8×11 Color (PDF)

11 ” x 17 ” Folding Activity
Hello Goodbye Dog: Folding Activity: 11×17 B&W (PDF)
Hello Goodbye Dog: Folding Activity: 11x17 Color (PDF)


Hello Goodbye Dog: Reading Poster (PDF)


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SitStayRead, Chicago, IL
MacArthur Elementary School, Cedar Lake, IN
Marsh Grammar School, Methuen, MA
Howe Memorial Library, Breckenridge, MI
Ekalaka Public Library, Ekalaka, MT
Grace Christian Academy, Boulder City, NV
North Bellmore Public Library, North Bellmore, NY
Genesee Elementary School, Auburn, NY
Rancho Village Elementary, Oklahoma City, OK
The Children’s Book Bank, Portland, OR
Moore Elementary School, Bath, PA
The Vanguard School, Malvern, PA
W.T. Hanes Elementary School, Irving, TX
AV Cato Elementary School, Fort Wort, TX
Open Classroom Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Rockledge Elementary School, Woodbridge, VA
H.M. Pearson Elementary, Catlett, VA
Chippewa Falls Public Library, Chippewa Falls, WI
Missoula Public Library, Missoula, MT


  1. Thanks, Kirsten & good luck to all who enter!! 🙂

  2. What a wonderful book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Good luck to you, Lisa :)!!

  4. Thanks so much!

  5. Thank You for allowing our little Library to enter.

    • Little libraries are the BEST!

  6. Was so excited to get our book today!!! Thank you so much for this generous gift!! From WT Hanes ES

    • I am SO pleased it will have such a good home!

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