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The Way We Say Hello

Written by Andrea Denish and Illustrated by BlueBean

On Sale: February 7, 2023


From author Andrea Denish and illustrator BlueBean comes a touching story about new siblings, greetings, languages, and love.

A young child searches for the best way to greet the newest member of their family as they ask, "A special day. A special place. How will you greet a special face?" With rhyming text, heartwarming art, and nonfiction backmatter, The Way We Say Hello takes you as far as Tibet and as near as your front yard as you learn greeting after greeting.


Along the way, you'll also discover how to welcome the world into your heart in different languages, gestures, and places. You can say "namaste," "howdy," or "annyeong." You can use a traditional greeting like the Māori hongi or European cheek kisses. You can use sign language to greet those who are hard of hearing, or send a card to someone far away.


There are so many ways to greet someone new, no matter where they're from or what language they speak—so how will YOU say hello?


ISBN: 9781951784249

Ages: 3–7

Type: Hardcover Picture Book with Jacket

Trim Size: 8.5 x 8.5

Pages: 32 pages

Price: $14.99

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