Book Review: Marie’s Big Adieu by Tamara Rittershaus


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Book Review: Marie’s Big Adieu by Tamara Rittershaus

A stunning keepsake book of friendship, moving away, and starting new. Moving is hard, especially when you leave your best friend behind. When Marie moves from the country to the city, will she have to say goodbye to her friend forever?

A rhyming story of friendship for anyone who’s said a “big adieu”.


Marie’s Big Adieu acknowledges the fear and grief of those “big goodbyes” and validates the child’s struggles in new situations.


The beautiful illustrations and poignant poetry will connect to the heart of any child who has moved away from a best friend.


A perfect gift for a family moving with children, ex-pats, immigrants, or anyone who’s said a “big adieu” to a best friend.


About the Author

Tamara Rittershaus is a children's author and editor. She specializes in picture books and poetry. An expat mom and a Montessori kindergarten teacher, her tri-lingual family lives in Cozumel, Mexico, where they spend Sunday mornings snorkeling and making sandcastles at the beach. Connect with Tamara on her website.

Eve’s Book Review

A sweet book covering the emotional trials of a young girl leaving all she knows to move to a strange new place. The father, a single parent, doesn’t seem to give his daughter any notice of the change before moving day. In the end, she does find a new friend while struggling with having left her best friend.

The illustrations are colorful and portray the emotions of Marie very well.

All in all, I recommend this book for all children.

About the Reviewer

Eve Culley at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Storytelling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that as I tell stories, putting them on paper, it makes room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon.


I write for children because of their wonderful imaginations. They are the very best at believing that the probable can become possible.


Nothing is any better than when the reader climbs into the adventure and joins the journey with you.

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You can read Eve’s column on the 2nd Monday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.



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