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From School Library Journal

PreS-K—In this cheerful concept book, Murphy uses a mix of fun adjectives and noises to introduce children to animal sounds. "A dog hello is licky and loud…like this! bow-wow-wow-wow! A cat hello is prissy and proud…like this! purrrrrr…meow." Other animals include donkeys, chickens, frogs, and tiny beetles. Reminiscent of Lucy Cousins's style, the vibrant ink and watercolor illustrations with bold black outlines are eye-catching. Combined with spare, large-print text on ample white backgrounds and a lift-the-flap page layout, they pack undeniable child appeal. A sweet alternative to Maria Torres Cimarusti's Peek-a-Moo! (Dutton, 1998), this picture book would be a fun addition to noisy storytimes.—Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NY

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Toddlers and their adults nationwide will welcome with open arms this clever coupling of animal sounds and lift-the-flap elements. ... Murphy’s thick, black outlines and bright (but never garish) colors will do well with large groups, and the half-page flaps that turn to reveal the various animal sounds will guarantee that this becomes a crowd pleaser. While few would argue that there is a dearth of quality animal-sound books out there, fewer still would fail to be charmed by Murphy’s smartly targeted book for the ankle-biter set. A hoot (pun intended).
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Sturdy, glossy pages show the animals eyeing each other with friendly interest; flipping vertical flaps reveals the beasts in the midst of their raucous hellos. Murphy’s rich pastel washes and thick, painterly black outlines give "Say Hello Like This!" a prettiness that’s matched by an exuberant typeface new readers should enjoy deciphering.
—The New York Times Book Review

As with her fabulous "I Kissed the Baby!," Mary Murphy returns with a book that invites interactive play with preschoolers as she introduces animal sounds and behaviors. ... Soon to become a family favorite.
—Shelf Awareness for Readers

As with A Kiss Like This, the half-page flaps that reveal the salutations ("A chicken hello is flappy and clucky . . . /like this! cluck cluck cluck") will be extra fun layered on top of the boisterous animal noises that kids will surely want to chime in on. Murphy’s distinct ink and watercolor illustrations again pair strong shapeliness and a candy-coated color scheme to make for a friendly visual experience that matches the book’s sweet, silly tone. The bold outlining of the pictures and the participatory nature makes this a winning choice for library lapsits or storytimes on animal sounds—especially ones that enthusiastically encourage toddler noisemaking.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

In this cheerful concept book, Murphy uses a mix of fun adjectives and noises to introduce children to animal sounds. ... Reminiscent of Lucy Cousins’s style, the vibrant ink and watercolor illustrations with bold black outlines are eye-catching. Combined with spare, large-print text on ample white backgrounds and a lift-the-flap page layout, they pack undeniable child appeal.
—School Library Journal

[A] cheery companion to A Kiss Like This... From "flappy and clucky" chicken salutations to the "tiny and tappy" introductions beetles make, fun-to-say words dance across the ample white background space. The sweetly silly cast of boldly outlined, wide-eyed animals -- including a pair of exuberant leaping frogs and two toothy donkeys wearing goofy floral hats -- comes together for a colorful, cacophonous splash at the book’s end as they encourage readers to chime in with a big "Hello!" of their own.
—Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (February 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763669512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763669515
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #608,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J.Prather TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Say Hello Like This! is a must have for any story time collection, or for any parent wanting to give their child a wonderful introduction to animal sounds and also a unique collection of adjectives. "A dog hello is licky and loud..." is just one example of the charming introductions each animal receives before we are then treated to their noise. Six different animals are featured in the story, from the usual dog and cat to the more unique beetle: "A beetle hello is tiny and tappy..." The endpapers feature even more animals making noise, and the book ends with an invitation for story listeners to make their own raucous "hellos".

The book is well designed, featuring large, kid-friendly flaps for each animal to reveal his sound. The illustrations are simple and charming with bright colors, varying fonts and just enough details to convey some high-energy fun. I have been a Mary Murphy fan for a long time, because as a story time leader, she makes my job so much easier! I think this may be her best one yet and is a grateful and enthusiastic recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Walch on August 29, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This flip-the-flap book is a fun read for toddlers and will help them identify various animal sounds. Big. bold illustrations will grab the youngster's attention and when it is time to make the sound the animal does the child can do so with gusto. For beginning readers this simple text will be an easy one to quickly master. So get into the swing of it and learn to say "Hello!" in animal jargon!

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I've loved Mary Murphy ever since I found "I Like it When" and read it over and over to my infant son. This one would be perfect for a toddler storytime--or even a Baby Time. Lot's of opportunity to make fun sounds and noises as the animals say hi to each other. In thinking of all the preschoolers I visit, I think that this may be a bit simple for them--which is too bad because they would love all the funny sounds! This would be great to share one on one with the young child in your life!

Good ECRR-talk book!
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By sherri on November 17, 2014
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All was as advertised
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