Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Small as they are, children are apt to get (literally) overlooked, and hurt feelings may result. Such is the case with Margarita, the affable heroine of this slight picture book. On a trip to the post office with her mother, the youngster becomes increasingly frustrated when her repeated greeting is ignored--by girls ``too busy talking with each other,'' by a harried mother ``too busy taking care of her baby,'' etc. Finally the postal clerk makes Margarita's day with a hearty ``hi'' of her own, and the happy girl exchanges ``hi'' for ``bye'' as she leaves in her mother's arms. It's a simple scenario, but Scott captures a child's emotions nicely and Coalson's homey, true-to-life watercolors affectionately portray a diverse, multiracial cast. Ages 4-8. (May)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Exuberant Margarita says "Hi" to everyone she sees while she and her Mom are waiting in line at the post office. But no one pays any attention, and when she finally gets to the postal window, she tries one last time and finally succeeds, with a big warm greeting from the postal clerk. Watercolor illustrations perfectly match the text in this sensitive story that is bound to please young readers. Horn Book Fanfare award.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A simple, affecting picture book based on a keen observation of gesture and movement. Margarita and her mother are waiting on line at the post office. The little girl steps out of her umbrella stroller and says ``Hi!'' to each person she sees. An old man, three teenage girls, and others either ignore or can't hear her. When she and her mother step up to the counter, the postal clerk answers her greeting with a smile, and the child goes home contentedly, waving ``Bye!'' Margarita's persistence, discouragement, and goodwill are touchingly illustrated. Watercolor drawings show exactly what it is like to feel small and insignificant. A delightful moment in time perfectly captured for the youngest of listeners.-Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, VA

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Penguin Publishing Group
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8.06(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.18(d)
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5 - 6 Years

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