Un adiós especial (Confetti Kids #12)

By Samantha Thornhill
Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez

Paperback: $10.95


Five friends from diverse backgrounds learn how to navigate common childhood challenges, new experiences, and the world around them in the realistic and kid-friendly Confetti Kids early chapter book series.

In this story, Mei is saddened to learn that her parents must close their flower shop due to the rising cost of rent. It doesn't seem fair to Mei. Her family worked so hard every day at the shop, and for what? With the help of her friends, Mei learns just how much their little flower shop meant to everyone in the neighborhood.

Mei se entristece al enterarse que sus padres deben cerrar su floristería debido al aumento del alquiler. No le parece justo a Mei. Su familia trabajaba muy duro todos los días en la tienda, ¿y para qué? Con la ayuda de sus amigos, Mei descubre cuánto significaba su pequeña floristería para todos en el vecindario.


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Thumb_samantha_thornhill Samantha Thornhill - Author

SAMANTHA THORNHILL is a poet, educator, and children's book author. Her work has been published in over two dozen literary journals and anthologies. She has taught poetry to acting students at the Juilliard School and creative writing seminars at the Bronx Academy of Letters. She also facilitates workshops for the Dialogue Arts Project, which ventures into professional settings and uses creative writing as a tool to navigate uncomfortable discussions about social identity. dual citizen of the United States and Trinidad & Tobago, Samantha has since retired from her active life in New York City to her native island of Trinidad. Learn more about her at

Thumb_shirley_ng-benitez_small Shirley Ng-Benitez

Shirley Ng-Benitez is a Bay Area children’s book author/illustrator who has illustrated 35+ children’s books, and has a background in Graphic Design (, and hand-lettering (American Greetings, Inc.). She works and experiments in traditional mediums including watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, oils, and painted & cut-paper collage. Her work draws from a deep wish to add more compassion and connection in the world through her art and stories. She founded @AWEtober on Instagram, an annual art auction fundraiser since ’20, whose efforts have raised tens of thousands for various organizations supporting victims of the California wildfires, and efforts in coral reef restoration around the globe. She lives with her family and two black cats, and is thrilled to be working on her debut picture book, DOWN, THROUGH, UP by Quill Tree Books, Winter ‘25. Please visit for more.