Hello, Hello!

Hello, Hello!

by Miriam Schlein, Daniel Kirk
     
 

When two lions meet,
how do they say hello?

Lions greet each other by rubbing their foreheads together. Wolves wave their tails and lick each other's faces. With this fun and informative look at animal behavior, you can find out how various animals say hello to each other. Then... smile at,
wave to,
bow for,
and hug
your

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Overview

When two lions meet,
how do they say hello?

Lions greet each other by rubbing their foreheads together. Wolves wave their tails and lick each other's faces. With this fun and informative look at animal behavior, you can find out how various animals say hello to each other. Then... smile at,
wave to,
bow for,
and hug
your friends and family.

Hello, hello!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Schlein's (Billions of Bats) informative and engaging foray into the animal kingdom offers readers a glimpse of the ways in which various creatures greet each other. When two lions meet, how do they say hello? asks the opening spread. Executed on textured paper, Kirk's (Snow Family) full-bleed oil paintings provide lush accompaniment with a variety of raised textures. The artist pays close attention to the lion's features, capturing the patterns of fur, the wisp of whiskers, then uses crackling paint to simulate craggy shrubs and rakes the skyline with horizontal lines, apparently formed with the end of a paintbrush. The creatures appear close up on the next spread, with dramatic emphasis on the male's flowing mane. They rub their foreheads together, and make a humming noise... like this... HMMMM... That's how two lions say hello. Mmmmmm. Hello.Some meet-and-greets, such as the penguins who sing a duet, occur on a single spread. In another, beavers touch noses on the right side of the spread, their bodies partially submerged in the greenish blue water rippling out around them in concentric circles. Schlein wraps up the volume by relating the subject to readers: How do you say hello? With a smile? With a wave? In a break from Kirk's otherwise natural depictions, the animals smile in many of the paintings and, on the closing spread, they assemble in a circle; in the center, a human child and adult embrace. All in all, an excellent introduction to animal behavior. Ages 2-5. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
A brief sentence or two describes how different animals, from lions and polar bears through monkeys, elephants, zebras, wolves, beavers and penguins actually greet each other. The final question, "How do you say hello?" brings the reader/listener into the story for a final hug and kiss. There are a lot of chances to join in and practice the actions and sounds made by each pair as they meet, for added fun. Kirk sets his oil-painted animal pairs on textured paper in contexts that are minimal in details but rich in color. He respects their anatomies, but is equally concerned with creating well-modeled, appealing characters to illuminate the few words of text. The final circle of animals around the embracing parent and child is a heart-warming message. 2002, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
— Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The manner in which creatures great and small greet one another is the subject of this informative picture book. Rubbing foreheads or noses, twining trunks, or grabbing jaws are just a few of the ways animals communicate their pleasure upon meeting. Wolves, beavers, polar bears, lions, and chimpanzees, among others, are shown saying "hello" in Kirk's large oil paintings on textured paper. Arresting spreads reveal the friendly acknowledgments. The book concludes with a child greeting an adult with a smile, a wave, a hug, and a kiss while a circle of animals watches. This title is a potential storytime selection that educates while presenting the opportunity to participate in the action.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Whether it is by bumping foreheads, twining trunks, rubbing noses, or simply waving, everyone and everything says hello in different ways. Offering a low growl deep in their throats, "that's how two lions say hello. Mmmmmm. HELLO." Chimpanzees may "say hello with a hug or a kiss. HELLO. HELLO." Exploring some other well-known animals, such as zebra, elephants, and penguins, this informative investigation of greetings will have young readers bowing, jumping, and even flapping their imaginary wings to offer a greeting to one another. One final two-page spread features a little boy offering a greeting of his own as the animals look on. Simple, yet eye-catching illustrations rendered in oil paint on textured paper are presented as double-page paintings. The texture adds reality to the fur and feathers depicted in the close-ups of animals demonstrating their greeting behavior. Informative, with play-along potential. (Picture book. 2-5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689834356
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated numerous books, including Hush, Little Alien; Bigger; Humpty Dumpty; Jack and Jill; Moondogs; and Snow Family. In addition he has illustrated two poetry collections; Go! and Dogs Rule!; and several titles by other authors, namely Chugga Chugga Choo Choo and My Truck Is Stuck by Kevin Lewis, and Hello, Hello! by Miriam Schlein. Kirk lives in New Jersey with his wife, author-illustrator Julia Gordon, and three teenage children.

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