The Go Away Doll by Carl A. Hammerschlag, M.D. & Illustrated by Beverly E. Soasey
Six year old Cara loses her beloved doll, Monica, while playing in the park. On a nearby bench Mr. Sidney, Cara's neighbor, overhears her sobbing. He walks over to her, reaches in his pocket and takes out a note to share with her. The note is from Monica. She has gone off to see the world but will send messages through Mr. Sidney about her travels. Together Cara and Mr. Sidney build a remarkable friendship in which Cara learns something about losing the things we love and finding them again.
reading age: 4-8 years
hardcover, 32 pages