About The Book
This is the next installment of the spunky heroine Pepita, but she’s not staying for long. No, there is a big yellow moving truck parked in front of Pepita’s house. The family’s furniture is piled in the back, but Pepita is not ready to say goodbye. She likes her little street and the grocer who works at one end, the ladies work at the tortilla shop at the other end, and her Tía Rosa who lives right in the middle.
When Mamá sends Pepita to run errands, Mr. Hobbs, the grocer, asks, “Are you here to say goodbye?” Then the ladies in the tortilla shop ask. Then Tía Rosa. But Pepita insists that she’s not saying goodbye because “goodbye is an ugly word.”
But she’ll miss her neighbor and best friend Sonya the most. Papá says that she’ll have to tell Sonya goodbye.
This bilingual picture book focuses on the tough transition that many kids make: leaving a beloved place for a new one. Readers ages 3 to 7 will follow plucky Pepita as she learns to move on.