Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora

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Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her colorful neighborhood. There are people from so many different cultures! They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, and many other languages. And her dog, Manny?well, he seems to understand everyone, and gives a happy ?Woof!? wherever he goes.

Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora?s eyecatching collages are full of kid-friendly details like colorful storefronts, pigeons and an ice cream truck, making Carmelita?s neighborhood fun to explore. Emphasizing the rich diversity of America?s neighborhoods, this simple portrait of a child?s day provides a great introduction to the joy of language.


About Rachel Isadora

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Rachel Isadora received a Caldecott Honor for Ben's Trumpet, and her books include Peekaboo Bedtime, the Lili at Ballet series and several classic tales set in Africa (The Night Before Christmas, The Ugly Duckling, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Princess and the Pea). She lives in New York City.
Published April 15, 2010 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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Readers will fall for the sociable Carmelita as they proudly learn a range of salutations, and the artist’s rich environment, packed with hidden details and charming animals, will delight readers with each return visit.

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“Shalom!' says Mrs. Rosen and her children,” while a man flipping pizzas at an Italian restaurant calls “Ciao!” Even less formal greetings gets their due as Carmelita's friends shout “Hey!” and “Wuzzup?” Isadora's trademark textural collages, using oil paint and printed papers that recall batik, ...

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