A tiny word can take big courage.

Reads forward & backward exploring two perspectives.


" Phoenix Award for Best New Voice in Children's Picture Books "

– Kops-Fetherling International Book Awards

"Gold Winner | Best Overall Design in Fiction"

- Next Generation Indie Book Award

"Finalist | Best Children's Book 2021"

- Next Generation Indie Book Awards

" Two-Time Golden Ticket Winner "

– The Children's Book Academy

A story of courage.


A meaningful storytime.

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" 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

Read Aloud By Mr. Limata

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Back-to-school, holidays, birthdays, or just because...this heartwarming story of bravery and friendship is the perfect addition to any child's library.

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