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Hello, Day!

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  487 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
What will baby's first word be?







Spend a day in the country with Anita Lobel's friendly animals.

Meow. Woof. Moo! Whoo! Baby will be talking in no time!
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Greenwillow Books
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Diana Thomsen
It's a cute "two-second" book, perfect for storytimes about the sun or maybe animals. Big, bold illustrations make it great for reading to a group, and I haven't met a preschool group yet that doesn't like making animal sounds! Now if I could just figure out what the rabbit's greeting is supposed to sound like...
Emily's Storytime Books
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-and-babies
I really, really love this book. It's a perfect opening book for ANY program because you can talk about the animals and the sounds, have the kids tell you the animals or make the sounds. There are a lot of different things you can do and it's just really cute.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great for reinforcing animals and animal sounds with the toddler - after going through this book, she says, "I did it! Read book! So fun!"
Miss Sarah
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Each animal on the farm says hello in their own way. toddler and up. this was great
Sep 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Just your average farm animal sounds picture book. Cute illustrations and love the variety of animals.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very cute and simple book that reminds children of the sounds each of the animals make as a way of saying "Hello".
Will be in my future classroom
Jul 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I think we checked this out because my son just pulled it off the shelf and I liked the art work. (I really like the illustrations. There are a couple I would frame and put on my walls) After reading through it once, I thought it would be too boring for my 22-mo-old son, but he LOVES this book. I even hear him playing by himself and saying "hello day!" I think he likes it so much because the words are simple and easy to remember so he can help "read" it. This would be a great book for a very you ...more
Katie Fitzgerald
Read at drop-in story time on 10/5/12:

Read at Toddler Lap Time on 10/25/12 and 10/26/12:

Read at Moms Club Story Time on 9/11/14:

Read at Preschool Story Time on 11/16/16:
This was a nice simple book for animal sounds, covering a lot of the animals that babies are likely to learn first. I liked that when the animals make those sounds they're trying to say something and not just making noise.

I suspect that the real strength of this book is the illustrations but I didn't get a good enough look because I was chasing Gavin around the room while the librarian was reading. I'll have to keep an eye out for it on the shelves next time we go to the library.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Greet the day with "Hello, Day!" Short and sweet for little ones. Various farm and forest animals greet the day with their animal sound. The text is big and bold, so it can be easily shared with a group and read together. The animals listed in the book include

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Anita Lobel is an illustrator of children's books. Her memoir that depicts her childhood of flight and imprisonment in Nazi-occupied Poland, ''No Pretty Pictures'' was a finalist for the National Book Award.

She has also received the Caldecott Honor Medal.
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