October 14, 2012

Hello! Hello!

cover image of Hello! Hello!
Matthew Cordell

Lydia’s family is immersed in their electronic devices when she looks up and sees a leaf floating through the open front door. Once outside she discovers a bug, a field of flowers, and a horse who greets her by name. The horse carries her to meet a gorilla, a fish, a swan, and a whale. Her magical world is abruptly changed when her cell phone rings, Mom and Dad calling her home. Once home, Lydia convinces her family to explore the outdoors and they are last seen riding animals of their own. Clever illustrations depict the outside world in vibrant color as the virtual world is shades of gray. Imaginative and inviting – go outside to play! Ages 4-6