Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home
by Kristin Ayyar, illustrated by Melissa Bailey
Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home is the story of a young boy waiting for his daddy to come home from a trip. To make their separation easier, his family creates rituals to stay connected and make the countdown fly by. Inspired by her own experiences, Kristin Ayyar shares how her family copes with the separations that are part of everyday life.
Includes ideas for ways to countdown and discussion questions for parents and children to talk about separations.
"Ayyar has written a book that belongs in every home and classroom where young children deal with parents who travel." —Cathy B. Griffin, M.S.Ed, director of The Children's Campus, Raritan Valley Community College
"This is a warmly illustrated story that will resound with families who have to travel for work, whether for military service or otherwise." —Dr. Yaël Acre, Médecin de Famille, Québec
Kristin Ayyar is the mother of three children, an avid volunteer in her community, and was an Air Force spouse for 24 years. Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home is filled with rituals she and her children followed when her husband traveled the globe or deployed overseas.
8" x 10" Hardcover
You may also be interested in:
Countdown 'til Mommy Comes Home
Orders received during our holiday/vacation office closings will ship on the following business day. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Military Family Books is open Monday - Thursday 8 am - 2 pm CST. If you need help selecting resources or have special shipping needs, please call us at 651-357-8770.
Most case and bulk orders ship within one day. Noted products ship within two weeks.
Ground shipping includes USPS media mail and FedEx or UPS ground. For Priority Mail, FedEx 2 Day or other expedited shipping options, please call 651-357-8770.
For products such as ebooks and music downloads that do not require shipping, you will receive an email with a link to download your purchase.