This picture book addresses the separation anxiety that most children experience in their early years. A young guinea pig expresses his feelings in a primal way: "I miss you when you have to go to work. I want you, but you're not there." Further along, he uses rationalizations that sound adult and out of character: "Everyone has things they need to do. Soon we'll see each other again." Parkinson's colorful, appealing paintings skillfully reflect the little animal's emotions as they change from sadness to anger to acceptance. Complete with a note to adults, the book serves its purpose of providing bibliotherapy, but with a rather didactic tone.
Published - 2004-01-01
Size - 260mm x 210mm