My Daddy's Going Away.pdf
"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 "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 blog "The book is very upbeat and optimistic, which will be reassuring and comforting for youngsters who are daunted by the prospect of their dad disappearing for a while." Madhouse Family Reviews blog
When Army Officer Christopher MacGregor returned from Iraq in 2007, he wrote My Daddy's Going Away 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 - My Daddy's Going Away is the heartwarming, helpful, and comforting response. 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.
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.