My Daddy's Going Away

My Daddy's Going Away

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Written by Lieutenant Colonel Christopher MacGregor and based on his own experiences of going away from home, this comforting, wise book helps to explain why parents sometimes have to go away and shows ways to help children cope. My Daddy's Going Away is brilliantly realized, heartwarming story illustrated by rising star Emma Yarlett. With a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales and in support of Combat Stress.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 248 x 275 x 13mm | 570g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Picture Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552567256
  • 9780552567251
  • 121,001

Review quote

"A bright lively story... This is an important book that deals with a difficult experience but with a light touch that children will enjoy" The Bookseller "This comforting and beautifully illustrated book is easy to understand and explores every part of a parent's absence in a calm and wise way." Aldershot News and Mail "My Daddy's Going Away is brilliantly realized, heartwarming story illustrated by rising star Emma Yarlett." School Zone @ www.readingzone.com "Cleverly, the book is easily adaptable for any situation and is suitable for families where a dad must be away should it be for the armed forces, sales or long distance driving." chopsybaby.com "A remarkable book" Bringing Up Charlie blogshow more

About Christopher Macgregor

Christopher MacGregor (Author) When Army Officer Christopher MacGregor returned from Iraq in 2007, he began writing to help not only his own two children, but the children of others. Having commanded over 100 soldiers (with over 50 children between them) he noticed the beneficial effect of saying proper goodbyes and preparing families for Daddy's absence - his first book, My Daddy's Going Away is the heartwarming, helpful, and comforting response.Emma Yarlett (Illustrator) Emma Yarlett likes to paint, draw, collage, design, write, doodle, construct, invent, splatter and sketch. In 2011 she graduated with first class honours in Illustration from University College Falmouth and began her career as a illustrator and author.show more

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"A remarkable book"show more

Back cover copy

"My Daddy's Going Away should really be read by all families" – H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES When Daddy is away from home, everyone feels sad and wishes he were back with his family. But love is a powerful thing, and there are all kinds of ways to try to feel better. Soon the special day when Daddy will be home gets nearer and nearer . . . This comforting and inspiring story, drawn from the author's own experiences, helps children understand and find ways to cope when their daddy goes away.show more

Rating details

21 ratings
4.47 out of 5 stars
5 62% (13)
4 24% (5)
3 14% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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