Hello Hello (Hardcover)
Hello Hello is the loveliest, brightest celebration of creatures and the connections between them. Illustrator and animal lover Brendan Wenzel uses a mix of media, from cut paper to pastels, to show us that different animals (including the human ones!) are more alike than we ever imagined. Poignantly, many of the creatures Wenzel chose to include are at risk, and Hello Hello includes an identification chart encouraging young readers to learn more about how species become vulnerable and what we can do to help them. Burgeoning zoologists, take note! -Shawn— From Spring Booknotes 2018
Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List
“Hello Hello is filled with colors, patterns, shapes, and comparisons so beautiful and original you get that elusive feeling of surprise and delight on each page. Brendan Wenzel has created another gorgeous book perfect for anyone who has the innate longing to find a connection in the natural world. Best of all, his illustrations are mostly of endangered or threatened animals, and the book includes a lovely note on how readers can help!”
— Caitlin Jordan, Kepler's Books & Magazine, Menlo Park, CA
A new picture book from Brendan Wenzel, the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat Chronicle Books is pleased to announce that in honor of the release of Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel we are donating $25,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to save wildlife and wild places worldwide. Hello, Hello Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world--and ultimately paints a story of connection. Brendan Wenzel's joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature's infinite differences and to look for--and marvel at--its gorgeous similarities. It all starts with a simple "Hello." Chronicle Books supports the Wildlife Conversation Society (WCS) and has donated $25,000 in honor of Hello Hello, which features over 30 threatened species.
About the Author
Brendan Wenzel is an author and illustrator based in upstate New York. His debut picture book, They All Saw a Cat, was a New York Times bestseller and the recipient of a 2017 Caldecott Honor. An ardent conservationist, he is a proud collaborator with many organizations working to ensure the future of wild places and threatened species.