A tiny word can take big courage.
Reads forward & backward exploring two perspectives.
Children will be surprised to read this story front-to-back and back-to-front.
A fun way to explore the nerves and excitement that comes when making new friends and facing new environments.
About the story:
It's the first day of school but when nerves take over, can Bailey find the courage to say that little two-letter word...hi?
" Phoenix Award for Best New Voice in Children's Picture Books "
"Gold Winner | Best Overall Design in Fiction"
"Finalist | Best Children's Book 2021"
" Two-Time Golden Ticket Winner "
A story of courage.
Stepping through the classroom doors can sometimes feel like stepping onto a new planet. The dual nature of the story makes it a great tool to use while talking to kids about facing fears, building self-confidence, and finding a positive perspective.
A meaningful storytime.
Should I Say Hi? is a celebration of relationships and a wonderful way to explore initiating connections.
Would you like a signed copy?
Reading a personal note during storytime can be a lovely surprise for kiddos. Just add the name/s you'd like signed in your book at check out.
Rose Collins is an award-winning children’s book author living in Portland, Oregon. As a little girl, art, writing, and imagination filled her days. Whether she was dressing up with her little brother for an imaginary dance company or writing stories and plays for school, Rose has always found joy in the world of creativity.
Though Rose graduated with a degree in journalism and has spent her career as an art director, Rose's passion lies in writing. Now grown up, she writes stories to spark imagination and empower dreamers. With each new story, Rose aims to add a bit of courage and creativity into every child’s toolbox.
Nathaly Bonilla is an award-winning illustrator and tattoo artist from Venezuela, now living in Los Angeles. With more than 10 years of experience and more than 25 published books, she has won some of the biggest illustration awards in Venezuela and inspired young readers worldwide.
Nathaly often empathizes with emotions of love, loss, and appreciation to fully understand what her clients would like their tattoo to embody. When making illustrations for books, Nathaly also dives deep into the feelings, thoughts, and traits of the characters to understand who they are in the world of the story.
With artwork exhibited collectively in Venezuelan national museums and galleries, illustration is a passion for Nathaly. It is cathartic, meaningful, and a wonderful way to connect.
" What an important, timely tale! "
–Brianne Williams | Youth Librarian, Portland, Oregon
" I truly believe in this story and its value to our community. "
–Iniray Luper | Elementary Classroom Teacher
" So perfectly captures the nuance of building new relationships. "
–Leah Brookner PhD | Master of Social Work, Child and Family Therapist
" This will really appeal to teachers and counselors, who are always looking for social emotional books. "
–Kirsten McAuley | Assistant Head of Lower School, Independent School
"Lovely book! Sweet words! Exquisite illustrations!"
Children will love reading this book "back and forth", "forth and back", a comforting and encouraging rhythm applied to a sometimes scary moment: saying hi!
–Peter Mortola, PhD | Professor, Lewis & Clark College, Department of Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology
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Your purchase supports indie-published & planet-friendly printing.
We put a lot of heart into this story, from the first word to the final print. Your book is printed in the USA from a family-owned, planet friendly printer. Then sent from our family to yours. Should I Say Hi? is only available right here at Two Tale Books. Get yours.