Wave Goodbye

Wave Goodbye

by Rob Reid, Lorraine Williams
     
 

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Wave your elbows,wave your toes.Wave your tongue,and wave your nose.There are so many different ways to wave goodbye! Babies and toddlers will delight in discovering how to wave with their entire bodies.Waving becomes an occasion for movement and fun, as a sister and her little brother join their friends for a birthday party. With its rollicking rhymes and vivacious

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Wave your elbows,wave your toes.Wave your tongue,and wave your nose.There are so many different ways to wave goodbye! Babies and toddlers will delight in discovering how to wave with their entire bodies.Waving becomes an occasion for movement and fun, as a sister and her little brother join their friends for a birthday party. With its rollicking rhymes and vivacious illustrations, Wave Goodbye is a joyful workout for young bodies and imaginations.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Wave your elbows, wave your toes./ Wave your tongue, and wave your nose." Not just for hands anymore, waving is a way to get the whole body moving in this cheerful if slight volume. Rather than waving hello on arriving at a birthday party, a group of children "wave" their knees, in a high-stepping, high-spirited gesture, while others wave their ears (using fingers), wave their hair (girls swing their braids and ponytails), wave their bellies and derrieres, in a rollicking birthday dance. Newcomer Williams uses watercolor, pastel, pencil and gouache to create warm but otherwise workmanlike scenes of racially diverse, rosy-cheeked revelers. Reid's simple, sing-song verse, on the other hand, will tempt kids to jump up and join right in. Ages 1-5. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
This book shows babies and toddlers lots of ways to wave-not only their hands, but elbows, knees, feet, heads-their entire bodies. The rhymes blend with the illustrations and make a wonderful workout!
School Library Journal
PreS-K"Wave high,/ wave low,/ I think it's time,/we gotta go." As a brother, sister, and their dog, who looks like Spuds from the beer commercial, leave for and attend a birthday party, rhyming text lists various body parts that can be used to wave goodbye. Mixed- media drawings, reminiscent of 1930s basal readers, depict children of various ethnic backgrounds demonstrating the movements described in the rather inane text. Not a necessary purchase.Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600603419
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
BR (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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