The Hello, Goodbye Window
illustrated by Chris Raschka
published in 2005

Details

Appropriate age:
Young Kid (age 5-7)
Reading level:
Grade 2
Genres: Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Fantasy
Subjects: Magic, Family, Grandparents, Women, Social Issues, Parents, School

Description

This 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.