Say Hello!

Illustrated by Linda Davick
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About The Book

Howdy! Hi! Hello! This friendly and fun picture book celebrates the greatness of greetings.

Say HELLO! It’s lots of fun.
And here are ways it can be done.
With a hug. With a shake.
With a curtsy. With a cake.
With a whisper. With a kiss.
With a dance of happiness!

With zippy, rhyming text and bold, exuberant illustrations, this book celebrates the many wonderful ways to say hello to friends, families, pets—or anyone!

About The Author

Photograph by Tom Davick

Linda Davick is the illustrator of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller 10 Trick-or-Treaters written by Janet Schulman; and We Love You, Rosie! by Cynthia Rylant; as well as her own Say Hello! and I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes!. She is also the author and illustrator of the Mimi’s World chapter book series. She lives in San Francisco in a one-hundred-year-old house by the sea.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (August 2015)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481428675
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 180L

Raves and Reviews

A cheerful crew demonstrates some of the ways we can greet each other. A passel of multiethnic human children looks straight out of Colorforms with their round heads, google eyes, and broad smiles. Simple shapes in a palette of primary and pastel colors appear against a white background, and each suggested method covers a spread: "With a hug. // With a shake. // With a curtsy. // With a cake." The rhyming text appears in bold black letters that are easy for beginning readers to decipher. Some hellos are up-close and personal, such as a kiss, while others are meant to be sent from afar in a letter. Some are highly energetic: a dance of happiness. A smile offers a more subtle salutation. A few animals appear in this cast, too. A dog may acknowledge us with a wag of the tail, or we may approach a fish with a wiggle of the toes. In the end, youngsters are exhorted to "make someone's day" by saying hello. Skin color modulates from straight-up pink through beiges and tans to dark brown, though the pinky-peach end of the spectrum dominates. An upbeat if not essential celebration of a common courtesy.

– Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2015

Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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