Good-Bye, Curtis

by Kevin Henkes and Marisabina Russo

Retiring after 42 years as a mail carrier, Curtis's last day making his rounds is... read more

Retiring after 42 years as a mail carrier, Curtis's last day making his rounds is filled with memories, good wishes and small gifts from an appreciative community. "We'll miss you, Curtis," they all tell him and it is obvious that Curtis will miss his customers, too. Kevin Henkes's simple, patterned text will hook young listeners who are already tuned in to the comforting predictability of neighborhood routines. Marisabina Russo's brightly colored gouache paintings bring the neighborhood filled with shops and houses, children and grownups, and cats and dogs to life. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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