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Six Pajama Press titles featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens

May 20th, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that six recent Pajama Press titles have been selected and featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens: Ben Says Goodbye—STARRED SELECTION 978-1-927485-79-8  Hardcover with dust jacket Written by Sarah Ellis Illustrated by Kim La Fave Elephant Journey: The True Story of Three Zoo Elephants […]

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Foreword Reviews praises Ben Says Goodbye

March 2nd, 2016

“When a best friend moves away, it can be very painful. In Ben Says Goodbye, that loss is addressed with sensitivity and honesty….The accompanying illustrations are simple, but they do an excellent job of portraying Ben’s feelings as he watches Peter leave and then re-imagines their friendship. The book offers a wonderful tool for helping […]

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Kirkus Reviews praises Ben Says Goodbye

December 17th, 2015

“Little Ben’s best friend, Peter, is moving away, and Ben is heartbroken. The only way he can deal with his sadness is by moving himself—not away, however, but to an imaginary cave under the table. Caveboy Ben eats with his fingers, plays with rocks, and protects himself with a club and a stick. He communicates […]

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Ben Says Goodbye “a useful and pitch-perfect story,” says Quill & Quire

December 14th, 2015

“Veteran children’s author (and Q&Q contributing editor) Sarah Ellis adds another title to her Ben series of picture books (produced in collaboration with illustrator Kim La Fave). This touching, realistically told story of a little boy dealing with the hardship of his best friend moving away is a rarity in a kidlit landscape littered with […]

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Canadian Children’s Book News recommends Ben Says Goodbye

October 30th, 2015

“During the preschool years, children often forge their first friendships and these relationships can be very intense. Here, Sarah Ellis explores how a young boy handles his sadness when his best friend moves away. Ben is distraught because his best friend is leaving the neighbourhood. He opts to move, too, and seeks refuge in a […]

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CM Magazine Highly Recommends Ben Says Goodbye

October 16th, 2015

“…Losing a friend to a move is a familiar experience for children and adults alike, and this story will resonate with readers. Readers will relate to Ben’s unwillingness to say goodbye and his inclination to hide away and remember the fun times he and Peter had together. However, after being given some time and space […]

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