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Business in Bangkok

by Lynn Westerhout
Illustrated by Chum McLeod

Published by U.S. edition: Second Story Press, 2002
24 pages
ISBN: 1-896764-48-7

Ages 2 - 6

Corey's mom is leaving for a ten-day business trip to Bangkok, but Corey insists she can't go. When his father asks why, Corey is quick with a list of reasons, including "Who will make my lunch?" and "Who will tie my laces?" To each query, his dad has a reassuring answer, which often includes the phrase "I could, but so could you." When Corey throws out the really important question of who will give him Mommyhugs, his father replies, "Only Mommy can do that. Look, she's thinking about you, too. She's sent you something special." His mother has sent Corey a loving e-mail, reminding him that she's missing him as much as he's missing her. Children whose parents travel for business, or who must be away for any reason, will take comfort from the calm and supportive message presented here. CCBC categories: Picture Books For Younger Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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