Author: Jerilyn Marler

Illustrator: Nathan Stoltenberg

ISBN: 978-0-557-76655-0

Publisher: Self Published via CreateSpace

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Lily's dad is in the military, which means he is gone for long periods of time. For Lily it seems as if he is gone for a billion days. Her dad tells her if she looks at the moon he will be looking at the moon too. She can tell the moon anything and he will hear it. Her mommy tells her to hit a pillow when she feels sad or mad that daddy isn't home. Lily spends her time making a memory box with pictures for her dad. She can give them to him when he gets home. With the help and understanding of her mother Lily learns how to cope with her feelings while her dad is away. She counts down the days until his return on her special calendar.

The wonderfully vivid illustrated book will be a joy for kids to read and enjoy. Parents and teachers can help kids cope with a parent in the military through the eyes of Lily. In the back of the book Marler lists suggestion on how parents can talk through what their child is feeling.

Jerilyn Marler wrote this book for her four-year-old granddaughter whose father is in the Navy. She was having a hard time dealing with the pain of him being gone. If you would like to learn more about Lily please visit

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