Before I Leave Book
Before I Leave Book
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Before I Leave

Written and illustrated by Jessixa Bagley

Published by Roaring Brook Press

Publisher's Summary

How do you say goodbye to your best friend? When a little hedgehog's family tells her they're moving far away, she and her anteater best friend decide to play one last time, like nothing is changing. And though it's hard, they discover that while some things have to change, the most important things find a way of working out.

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  • Age Range: 2-6
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: February 16, 2016
  • ISBN: 1626720401
  • ISBN 13: 978-1626720404
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author & illustrator

Jessixa Bagley

Jessixa Bagley, author and illustrator of Laundry Day, Before I Leave, and Boats For Papa (winner of the 2016 SCBWI GoldenKite Award for best picture book text) and Aaron Bagley (illustrator of Rocking Fatherhood) have been drawing and writing together since they met in art school more than a decade ago. What started off as a courtship of doodling in sketchbooks and belching in lockers soon turned into a marriage of doodling in sketch books and belching with their son.

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