You say goodbye, but I say hello

January 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka; published by Michael DiCapua Books, Hyperion Books for Children; 2005.

Juster’s story is narrated by the grandchild and Raschka’s surreal illustrations seem to have been created by the same child.  The wonderful story of grandparents’ love and encouragement of imagination would be a great recommendation for a read-aloud on Grandparents’ Day at school or for a multi-generational program at a public library.

I would encourage the children to create their own pictures of what they see in their own hello-goodbye windows (with the help of their Nannas and Poppies too!).


Entry filed under: Caldecott Award or Honor Book, Picture Book, Starred Review Book (Horn Book, Booklist. School Library Journal, Kirkus or PW). Tags: , , , , , , .

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