Show the little ones in your life that distance and separation can't stop us from sharing a special hello with those we love.
It's difficult to be separated from those we love, and sometimes it's hard to feel connected when we can't be together in person.
This board book helps fill that need to connect, with a simple message: I'm still here, even though I'm not right there beside you. A series of scenarios depicts a narrator employing various forms of communication—from video calls and letters to dolphin-messengers and skywriting—to say a simple "hello" to someone far away.
Exploring the idea of connecting over distance, whether it's through a pane of glass or across a continent, this book delivers its earnest message in a lighthearted way, engaging children's imaginations in thinking of delightful new ways to say "hello." The book will remind them that they are loved by those they can't always see. Instead of emphasizing what we can't do when we're apart, this book takes a positive view and makes a game out of finding new ways we can communicate.
Reassuring and imaginative, this board book fills a growing need to reach out and connect with one another.
Pamela Kennedy loves writing for children and has authored more than thirty books of stories, prayers, and devotions. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, playing with her grandchildren, and exploring the beaches of Puget Sound. Pam and her husband currently live in Seattle, Washington.
MacKenzie Haley is an illustrator, runner, and cat whisperer with a BFA in illustration from the University of Dayton. She has drawn her whole life, even flunking a math test in third grade because she turned the test over and used the entire time to draw characters and faces out of numbers. She loves including small, interesting details in her work and uses bold colors, patterns, and textures. MacKenzie has completed three full marathons (slowly), fostered about twelve cats (not at the same time), and has two codependent cats named Booger and Abby who live with her in Louisville, Kentucky.