The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and Chris Raschka, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended books for children. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why:
This superbly illustrated book offers a phenomenal way of speaking to the real lives of children by telling the story of a little girl who enjoys visiting her grandparents. One of the special features in their house is an extraordinary kitchen window where love and magic happens. That includes watching stars, playing games, and most importantly, saying hello and goodbye to a wide array of individuals that range from a pizza guy to a dinosaur. The text is easy to understand but at the same time, it offers a sophisticated representation of a child’s world. But even more than the language, the visual interpretations of the story are superb. This is a wonderful lap-sharing book that offers pleasure to children and adults alike.
Have your children read The Hello, Goodbye Window? What did they think of the book?
The Hello, Goodbye Window sits on the shelf of the Reading Kingdom’s “Reading for Kids.” Have a book you think belongs on our shelf? Let us know in the comments below.