SAY HELLO! RACHEL ISADORA

SAY HELLO!
SAY HELLO!
Item# ISBN 978-0399252303
$16.99

One morning Carmelita, her mother, and their dog Manny go to visit Abuela Rose. Walking through their neighborhood, they run into friends and shopkeepers and stop to greet them in different languages: “Buenos días” to Señor Enrico at the bodega, “Shalom” to Mrs. Rosen and her children, “Konichiwa” to the Japanese restaurant staff, “Jambo,” to Joseph and his parents, “Al salaam a’alaykum” to the butcher and his family, and so on. In contrast, Manny greets everyone with “woof.” There’s no real drama; the text is pared down to essentials and the striking collage-style illustrations are colorful and dynamic. Richly patterned with oil paints as well as printed patterns, the cut-paper shapes show up vividly against the white backgrounds. Pair this upbeat book with Manya Stojic’s Hello World! (2002) and Lila’s Prap’s Animals Speak (2006) for opening discussions of different languages and cultures. Hardcover 32 pages