* The White Ravens 2022
* 2022 Openbook Award
* 2023 Taipei Book Fair Award
Bibi the dog has been missing for two years, leaving his owner with nothing but memories and regret. However, when he comes back, there’s another farewell waiting on the horizon. Does experiencing it a second time help ease the pain of goodbye?
When Bibi goes missing on a windy day, his owner is desperate to find him at first but gradually gets used to days without him. For the owner, Bibi’s smell and the old habit of going out for a walk fade away, but the memories and regrets remain. Is Bibi doing okay?
Two years later, Bibi comes back but something about him has changed. He gets tired easily and doesn’t struggle in the bath in the same way he did before. It seems like another goodbye may be waiting ahead.
Saying goodbye, experiencing loss, and coming to terms with the resulting emotions are an unavoidable part of life. With tenderness, Bei Lynn tells a realistic story of loss and how practice can help build resilience. For both children and adults, Practicing Goodbye reminds the reader just how important a proper farewell can be.