Wednesday

Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel

In his follow-up to They All Saw a Cat, Brendan Wenzel has created another picture book winner with Hello Hello. Filled with bright, moving creatures, Hello Hello invites readers to experience the joy of getting to know some endangered or threatened creatures by simply saying "Hello" to them. The end pages include an author's note and a listing of each creature's name (insects, mammals, fish, reptiles, ...) along with it's current threatened status.

They All Saw a Cat was definitely one of my favorite 2016 books and I fairly certain that Hello Hellois going to make my top ten for 2018! It is an excellent book for young vocabulary development (ages 3-5) and can be used with older children (5-7) to discuss endangerment status vocabulary, as well as accompany discussions on unique animal species/types.