Hello! Hello!

Cordell, Matthew

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Hello! Hello!
A child seeks a way to communicate with parents and a brother who are busy with their electronic devices.

Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423159063
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,22 x 25 cm.


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Feb 24, 2015
  • BklynKalliopiM rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Heartwarming reminder to detach from our devices; in the same vein as Dan Yaccarino's Doug Unplugged. Perfect for young readers who need a reminder to explore the world beyond screens, video games, and computers.

Nov 22, 2014
  • muffinpopcorn rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Has a good message about too much technology and not enough face to face communication

Jan 25, 2013
  • kimrae rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Simple clean words and illustrations. Great message that we all can learn from in this world of technology.

Jan 24, 2013

In this cheery, nearly wordless "blend of clever design and a sincere, never-preachy delivery" (Kirkus Reviews), a little girl named Lydia tries to get the attention of every member of her family...but her mum, dad, and brother are all completely absorbed in online pursuits. Beckoned by a leaf adrift on the wind, Lydia goes outside, meets a whole host of animals, and enjoys a somewhat fantastical adventure - until her cell phone rings and her panicked parents (who don't know where she's gone) call her back home. But Lydia convinces her family to venture out of the digital realm and into the natural one along with her. For lots of ideas for warm-weather outdoor activities, check out Marilyn Singer's A Stick is an Excellent Thing.
From the Picture books A to Z newsletter January 2013.

Dec 06, 2012
  • McIndoo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a picture book for parents to read. It's a very simple book with a simple message alike "It's a Book" by Lane Smith, which is also about disconnecting ourselves from technology, using our imaginations and exploring the world around us rather than the world inside a computer, or a smart phone or a video game. Terrific!


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