Hello hello Parkland Players community! It has been awhile since we featured a book in one of our posts. Today we are spotlighting Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel. This book is a great read for many age groups from younger preschool aged children up to grade 3s. It features beautiful artistic depictions of a variety of animals, including a number of endangered species. The animals are created in a wonderful balance of cartoonish and realistic styles so that they are easily recognizable.
They story is a great read for young audiences for two themes: accepting all kinds of differences and diversity and caring for each other and our environment. With minimalist text, this book gets the message across in subtle ways, but by having all these extremely varied and different animals (including two human children), greet each other with welcoming hellos appreciating the unique characteristics of each reminds us to be kind and appreciative of the variety of people in our own communities. Also, as previously mentioned, Wenzel depicts a number of endangered species, which can help lead into a conversation or lesson plan on animals, and environmental preservation.
For a video reading of the book visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuT5e1C_5NY
But we recommend getting your hands on a hard copy, either from your local library or bookstore so that you can examine the wonderful art up close.