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A string of comically stylized animals greet each other in masterfully rhyming couplets—an owl’s “hoo” is answered by a cow’s “moo”; a crow’s “caw” is returned with a donkey’s “hee-haw”—all leading up to the “hi!” and “good-bye!” of a human toddler and his mom! The first in a brand-new board book series on animal (and human) first words by award-winning author and illustraA string of comically stylized animals greet each other in masterfully rhyming couplets—an owl’s “hoo” is answered by a cow’s “moo”; a crow’s “caw” is returned with a donkey’s “hee-haw”—all leading up to the “hi!” and “good-bye!” of a human toddler and his mom! The first in a brand-new board book series on animal (and human) first words by award-winning author and illustrator Ethan Long. Also by Ethan Long: Thank You! and Lion & Tiger & Bear: Tag, You're It!...

Title : Hi!
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ISBN : 9781419713651
Format Type : Board Book
Number of Pages : 20 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Hi! Reviews

  • Shannonmde
    2019-01-21 22:59

    Finn giggled.

  • Natalie Pietro
    2019-02-06 23:40

    I think this might be my 1 year olds favorite book. He carries it around and always wants me to read it. Plus he laughs so hard when I make the silly animal sounds. Such a fun book.

  • Itty Bitty
    2019-02-07 18:44

    Hi is a new book for itty bitty and I that we picked up at a consignment sale. It’s the first book in the animal sounds series Good Night and Thank You is the 2nd and 3rd books. Hi, is a very simple easy one word page book that rhymes which is a plus. It shows you and your little one how different animals say hello. A lot can be done with this book. You can read it aloud to your child while pointing out the different animals and the sounds they make. As you are making the sound to show your child, you can also point out different colors and or shapes. When a little thought is put into it there are a lot of different ways to make this book fun and educational.

  • Gwen Ayler
    2019-02-18 21:31

    Super simple. One word per page. Great for learning the sounds each animal makes.

  • Matthew S. Zielinski
    2019-01-19 16:41

    Jacob loved reading this book as a 1st grader and James loved learning how to "read" this book at 3 years old. They loved this book and kept reading it nearly every day.

  • Jamie
    2019-02-01 22:40

    cute book. different animal sounds that rhyme, phrased as if they're saying hi. things like caw and hee-haw! very cute. would get again.

  • Lesley
    2019-02-17 21:48

    This book is great for babies at the babbling stage. Each page is a different animal sound that encourages speech sound development. “Hi” goes beyond the barnyard to include animals such as yaks and wolves. If you have an older child, there is a page at the back toddlers can use to point out which animal makes what noise.

  • Kathryn (Nine Pages)
    2019-01-26 21:41

    Originally posted on my blog, Nine Pages.This is a board book primer of animal sounds (though some of these are less readily associated with their animals like “yak” and “slurp”) and two basic English words: “hi” and “good-bye.” The animals’ sounds are in rhyming pairs, so I suppose it makes sense to have the final pages be the human “hi” and “good-bye” but the switch to human seems abrupt after all the pages of nonsensical animal sounds. Had the book opened with the “hi,” the animals’ sounds would have seemed like responses. Pairing the animals with images of day and night might have implied a “hi” and “good-bye” meaning to the sounds. Most of the images are set during daytime with each animal in its natural setting. Each animal waves to the one on the opposing page. Perhaps they were all meant to be saying hello (that was my first assumption), or maybe they are paired hellos and goodbyes. Because there is a page with all the animals and the boy opposite and finally the boy’s “hi” and the mom’s “good-bye” to the reader, perhaps the context is meant to be the animals’ greeting one another training the boy to greet his mother in his own tongue, but that’s hazy at best. There’s just no way to know the meaning behind the sounds, and that disappoints me, but the colors are bright and the illustrations welcoming.

  • Megababy
    2019-02-03 17:46

    11/11/17 - I didn't even remember that we got this book before last year, and neither did mom. Or maybe we didn't get it, but only read it while we were sitting at the library, since it was only read once. Either way... mom thinks this book is really good, but I only think it's ok. She likes to make the noises I think, and something about rhymes. But I usually get bored partway through and didn't let her read it very much. Also for a long time mom and dad thought the end of the book came because there is a page with no words and just a picture of all the animals we saw before. But then one time I turned the page, and there were more words! Confusing.

  • Margaret
    2019-01-25 15:41

    A wide eyed little boy says "Hi" but what do the animals say? In each set of pages you can find the rhyming animal sounds to discover who howls, growls, chirps or slurps. Images of all the bright eyed birds and animals are also shown near the end of the book so you can quiz a young reader about what sound each one makes before you have to say goodbye to this little guy. This board book would surely entertain a young one with the bright colors while also offering a chance to learn a few fun words about animal sounds.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-03 23:40

    A simple rhyming board book introduces young readers to some of the sounds animals make. Starting with an owl's hooted greeting, a cow moos in response, with each facing page being a closely related rhyming word or phrase. The book concludes with a pigeon's coo, answered in turn by an owl. Although some of the rhymes and scenes don't necessarily math perfectly, they are certainly fun to read and say. The very last page features a child and an adult greeting one another. I liked the colorful scenes and the fun that reading this book brings.

  • Asho
    2019-01-31 16:59

    Very charming illustrations in this cute, colorful book. My toddler likes hearing me name the animals as well as make their rhyming sounds. She attempted the word "yak" after reading this book for the first time, which was very cute.

  • April
    2019-02-06 21:46

    Super cute boardbook of different animal sounds-how they say "hi". Illustrations are bright and clear, perfect for young eyes and show the animals doing their thing - cat with ball of yarn, crow in a cornfield, etc.

  • Matthew
    2019-01-20 22:58

    This is a book of animal sounds. A boy says, "Hi!" The animal world around him responds in kind, one animal per page, one greeting per animal. Simple. Straight to the point. The animal sounds rhyme with one another on corresponding pages. Not bad for a beginner book.

  • Abbie
    2019-01-26 17:45

    A yak does not say "yak"Other than that, good for 12-18 month olds or bossy siblings

  • Beth
    2019-02-17 22:37

    Super cute. Young children will love it and I'm sure will ask for repeat readings.

  • Erin
    2019-02-17 21:58

    Cute animal sounds book that rhymes.Good for toddler storytimes.

  • kim
    2019-01-20 16:56

    cute illustrations, animal sounds

  • Library
    2019-02-18 21:41

    Rhyming & animal sounds make this a purr-fect storytime read!

  • Tin Cheung
    2019-02-14 23:55

    Animals have different ways to say hi! Great animal rhymes with fun pictures.

  • Christopher
    2019-01-21 17:53

    There are one or two off rhymes as opposed to actual rhymes. However, on the whole, this is a fun and simple book that young kids (babies/toddlers) will enjoy.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-11 19:34

    RhymesCute concept of animal soundsWhite boy

  • Trish
    2019-02-01 21:42

    It is a board book for young readers. Has very colorful illustrations.

  • Carrie Gelson
    2019-02-13 15:57

    Perfect for our buddy reading bin for K reading! So cute!

  • natalie brockl
    2019-02-18 22:39