Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763636579, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 10, 2008
A spare, poignant picture book reminding us that when someone looks lonely and in need of a friend, one little word can help.
A lone dog comes upon a group of kids playing ball and with leaping ease, joins the game. They’re all having so much fun, they don’t see a sad little boy standing off by himself. Who will spy the boy and invite him to play? With arresting images by a master illustrator and a simple, touching text by his son, SAY HELLO evokes the joy and relief of finding a new friend just when it’s needed the most.
Michael Foreman is one of the world s leading illustrators. He is the author-illustrator of MIA'S STORY, MICHAEL FOREMAN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES, and many other children s books. He lives in London."
A beautiful pairing of...sparse rhyming text...[and] simple drawings.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
This beautifully designed offering will resonate with its audience.
—Booklist (starred review)