The Hello, Goodbye Window

This Caldecott Medal picture book is a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild. The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house is, for one little girl, a magic gateway. Everything important happens near it, through it, or beyond it.

Told in her voice, her story is both a voyage of discovery and a celebration of the commonplace wonders that define childhood, expressed as a joyful fusion of text with evocative and exuberant illustrations.The world for this little girl will soon grow larger and more complex, but never more enchanting or deeply felt.

The sweet story of this little girl and her Nanna and Poppy continues in Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie.

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Description

"Using a bright rainbow palette of saturated color, Raschka's impressionistic, mixed-media illustrations portray a loving, mixed-race family. The artwork is at once lively and energetic, without crowding the story or the words on the page; the simple lines and squiggles of color suggest a child's own drawings, but this is the art of a masterful hand. Perfect for lap-sharing, this book will find favor with children and adults alike." -- School Library Journal

Details

Recommended Age 3 - 7
Author Norton Juster
Illustrator Chris Raschka
ISBN 0786809140
Publication Date Apr 26, 2005
Publisher Hyperion Book CH
Award Winners Caldecott Medal
Language English