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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Book Review: Hello! Hello!

 
Author: Matthew Cordell 
Interest Level: All Ages

Book Description: Outside the world is bright and colorful, but Lydia's family is too busy with their gadgets to notice. She says Hello to everyone. Hello? Hello! Her father says hello while texting, her mother says hello while working on her laptop and her brother doesn't say hello at all. The T.V shouts Hello! But she doesn't want to watch any shows. Lydia, now restless, ventures outside. There are so many things to say hello to! Hello rocks! Hello leaves! Hello flowers! When Lydia comes back home she decides to show her family what she has found, and it's hello world and goodbye gadgets!

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A first grade teacher had this book in her room this morning and mentioned I might like to read it because it's AWESOME. Author Matthew Cordell has really done us all a service by writing this book and his illustrations are absolutely charming. We are all getting so sucked into technology we are forgetting the world around us, especially the PEOPLE in it. What an inspiring reminder to tune out from all the gadgets that seem to control us and tune into one another.

PS. If you are interested in participating in a Screen Free Week at your school - this would be a great kick off as a story to share with the kids. 

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1 comment:

  1. Just thought I would stop in and say Hello! I think your comments about how technology is becoming so important in everyday life is very true. I will definitely have to check out the book because I agree, the illustrations are very charming. I will also have to stop back to read more reviews!

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