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.

Publisher's Blurb: "A new picture book from Brendan Wenzel, the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat! Hello, Hello! Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world—and ultimately paints a story of connection. Brendan Wenzel's joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature's infinite differences and to look for—and marvel at—its gorgeous similarities. It all starts with a simple "Hello." The book includes: • An afterword from author Brendan Wenzel about the importance of conservation and protecting the wildlife on our planet. • A glossary of the animals featured in the book and a notation on their status (Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, or Critically Endangered)."

Genre: Picture Book
Age: Pre-K to First Grade
Pages: 52
Themes: Appreciation for our fellow planet dwellers & Excellent for young children as read aloud vocabulary development

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Date: March 20, 2018
ISBN: 978-1452150147
Buy Hello Hello HERE 

Author: Brendan Wenzel is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator based in upstate New York. An ardent conservationist, he is a proud collaborator with many organizations working to ensure the future of wild places and threatened species. His debut picture book, THEY ALL SAW A CAT, was the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Award.
You can learn more about author Brendan Wenzel by clicking in his website  > HERE
Follow him on Twitter @BRENDAN_WENZEL

While I am finally here, and because I neglected to blog about it.... If you don't already have They All Saw a Cat, you should buy them both! It was my pick for the 2017 Caldecott, but happy it at least got an honor nod.

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