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The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster
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Feb 01, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books
Read from January 30 to February 01, 2010

The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster was the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner. I gave the book five stars. This picture book is intended for readers from preschool to grade two. This book is about a little girl and the magic window that invites her into the world of her Nanna and Poppy’s home. The little girl is a part of her Nanna and Poppy’s world, gardening with her grandmother an playing with the hose with her grandfather. The magic window allows her to look in and see the magical world of grandparents and look out and see the magical world of nature and humans. This story has themes that any child can connect to: love, family, and being a part of something magical. The idea of using a window to not only look through but see your reflection in as well allows the reader to see the story unfolding and also see themselves and their lives reflected in the story. The colorful and vibrant illustrations add to the warmth and safety this book provides. This is truly a heart-warming and story that anyone who has ever loved a family member can connect to!

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