A must have for every family home library!
"The boys love reading, “Should I say Hi?” This book is magical, beautifully written and illustrated and a must have for every family home library! " – Renee A.
So perfectly captures the nuance of building new relationships.
"As a therapist for children who struggle socially, this is the perfect early reader that helps to normalize the dynamic challenges of forming friendships. The internal dialogue of the main character Bailey so perfectly captures the nuance of building new relationships–the apprehension, anticipation, excitement. A beautifully illustrated story. The masterfully crafted text reads equally well in both directions–what a fun and novel approach to a children's book!"–Leah Brookner, PhD Master of Social Work, Child and Family Therapist
"Sometimes I feel like a Bailey; sometimes I feel like a Sidley." - Smith B. (6yrs old)
We’re so excited about our new book! It displays the emotional difficulties of meeting new friends with acceptance.
"We’re so excited about our new book! It displays the emotional difficulties of meeting new friends with acceptance & gives an example of how to have the courage to engage in new connections in such an accessible way to littles. Thank you! – Molly P.
The girls and their teacher loved the two points of view-especially the back to front!
"My granddaughter attends a home-based fourth-grade pod school this year. I had the pleasure of being invited to be a guest reader. I read, “Should I Say Hi?”. The book reads differently front-to-back and back-to-front which led to a great discussion.
Kudos for writing such a creative and profound story. The girls and their teacher loved the two points of view-especially the back to front! I think it really speaks to everyone who has “shy moments”, not just young children. Brilliant! The kids loved this story! What a special day!" - Sherry L. G. | Teacher
When the boys saw that the story read differently backwards and forwards, they were blown away.
"When the boys saw that the story read differently backwards and forwards, they were blown away. So much of the story resonated with them, especially when Bailey is talking about what he is afraid might happen. My son Sebastian immediately said, "those are what-ifs! I have those too!" It's an amazing lesson in positive thinking, and that it's also ok to be nervous sometimes (I'd be lying if I said I didn't relate too)"-Abby M.