I picked up hello! hello! by Matthew Cordell to read for my family picture book assignment in my History of Youth Literature class, but I didn’t end up using it because I liked Chloe by Peter McCarty more.
hello! hello! is about a girl who encourages her family to take a break from technology and go outside. The story is told mostly in pictures, and there are only a few words in the whole book.
I loved the concept of Hello! Hello! from the start, but after I read Chloe, I thought it could have been done so much better. hello! hello! kind of hits you over the head with the message, while Chloe is more subtle. I understand why people who are constantly using technology (myself included) might need a more obvious lesson, but I prefer to get to know the characters a little better (more words, lol).
Still, it’s a simple story with a lesson that is definitely important for kids to learn in this day and age.
This post is my Blogging from A to Z entry for the letter H.