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The Hello, Goodbye Window (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Norton Juster

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Title:The Hello, Goodbye Window
Authors:Norton Juster
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2005), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
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The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster (2005)

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This picture book is realistic fiction. It tells the story of a young girl who goes to her grandparents and they have a special window in their house that she loves to look through and all of her memories are built around that window. It shows the fun that you can have at your grandparents and it also shows how something as simple as a window can be special with the right people.
  ecarlson2014 | Mar 17, 2015 |
This is a story about a boy who loves his grandparents house and the hello and goodbye window that he looks through every time he goes to their house. The book describes different activities that him and his grandparents do all day and how much fun they have. He talks about the window and how it is his favorite window. He wants to someday have a window just like it. He loves going to his Grandparents house and he is sad when he has to leave them. He loves everything they get to do at their house. This book is an example of a modern fantasy book. ( )
  sarahetuemmler | Mar 15, 2015 |
The artwork!! I love how the artwork is so beautiful and vibrant and while very strategic, it givens the illusion of the paintings and drawings of a child! I think this from the get go makes this book eye catching to a child and keeps them entertained. The story to go along is also very cute and tells of a girl and her grandparents home. Many children can relate to the character and all the things she does. The story also is written using short thoughts making it seem like a real child with a short attention span wrote it. It think a child will really love this if a parent, or even grandparent, read this to them!
  TessaB28 | Mar 15, 2015 |
A beautiful and thoughtful book about a girl who goes to visit her grandparents. She gets love, care, fun, and most importantly imagination while she is there. The colorful illustrations add to deeper meaning and depth to the characters. ( )
  MelindaBoland | Mar 13, 2015 |
This book would be good for very young readers, maybe in a day care or preschool for reading time. The drawings are bright and cheerful but somewhat abstract at times. The theme is about how the simple things in life can be exciting. This book seems too young and simplistic for my future classroom, but like I said, would be good for very young children.
  ulindsay | Feb 12, 2015 |
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PreS-Gr 1-The window in Nanna and Poppy's kitchen is no ordinary window-it is the place where love and magic happens. It's where the girl and her doting grandparents watch stars, play games, and, most importantly, say hello and goodbye. The first-person text is both simple and sophisticated, conjuring a perfectly child-centered world. Sentences such as "When I get tired I come in and take my nap and nothing happens until I get up" typify the girl's happy, imaginative world. While the language is bouncy and fun, it is the visual interpretation of this sweet story that sings. Using a bright rainbow palette of saturated color, Raschka's impressionistic, mixed-media illustrations portray a loving, mixed-race family. The artwork is at once lively and energetic, without crowding the story or the words on the page; the simple lines and squiggles of color suggest a child's own drawings, but this is the art of a masterful hand. Perfect for lap-sharing, this book will find favor with children and adults alike.-Angela J. Reynolds, Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Hillsboro, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
added by sriches | editSchool Library Journal, Angela J. Reynolds (Jul 22, 2009)
 
Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth) crafts a cozy portrait of a grandchild and her grandparents in this endearing book, illustrated in paintbox colors by Raschka (Be Boy Buzz). A curly haired girl-who dances with wiggly energy in Raschka's lush paintings-describes playful visits to her Nanna and Poppy, whose kitchen window provides the perfect venue to say hello and goodbye. "You can climb up on the flower barrel and tap," she says, "then duck down and they won't know who did it." Her grandparents welcome her into a sunlit, spacious kitchen filled with plants, where she doodles and listens to Poppy play "Oh, Susannah" on the harmonica. At night, the "Hello, Goodbye Window" functions as a mirror, and the girl jokes about being outside looking in: "Poppy says, `What are you doing out there? You come right in and have your dinner.' And I say, `But I'm here with you, Poppy,' and then he looks at me in his funny way." Juster departs from the over-the-top punning of his earlier works to create a gently humorous account of a family's conversations and games, all centered on the special window. Raschka warms the pages with glowing yellow, emerald, sapphire and golden brown, and he pictures the garden and trees in emphatic midsummer greens. The characters smile at one another with a doting twinkle in their eyes, and grandparents especially will be charmed by this relaxed account of how a child's visit occasions everyday magic. Ages 2-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
added by sriches | editPublishers Weekly, Reed Business Informatin (Apr 1, 2005)
 
A young girl takes us to her Nanna and Poppy's house to see a very special window. Most of the time her Nanna and Poppy are there in the kitchen so she can tap on the window, then hide, or they can wave at her when she arrives. We share her joy in the fun she has with Poppy's harmonica playing, watching reflections in the window at supper, saying goodnight to the stars with Nanna, looking through the window at the garden, playing outside. Sometimes through the window she sees people; sometimes her imagination fills it with other more amazing sights. Saying goodbye through the window when Mommy and Daddy pick her up is sad, but she looks forward to having her own "Hello, Goodbye Window" some day. Raschka turns the pages into scenes of innocent joy. His paints barely suggest objects as he applies intuitive areas of color, he then uses black lines here and there to define a face, a bicycle, a spouting hose. The personalities of the grandparents and their loving interactions with the narrator make this an engaging tale, while the artist's imagination forms something special from a bit of childhood. 2005, Michael Di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children, Ages 3 to 6.
added by sriches | editChildren's Review, Ken and Sylvia Marantz
 

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For Tori -- N.J.
For Eliana -- C.R.
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Nanna and Poppy live in a big house in the middle of town.
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Curriculum Connection:  1st Grade Social Studies Standard: 1. History
Concepts and skills students master:2. Family and cultural traditions in the United States in the pasta. Identify similarities and differences between themselves and others (DOK 1-2)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786809140, Hardcover)

This is a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild. The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house is, for one little girl, a magic gateway. Everything important happens near it, through it, or beyond it. Told in her voice, her story is both a voyage of discovery and a celebration of the commonplace wonders that define childhood, expressed as a joyful fusion of text with evocative and exuberant illustrations.The world for this little girl will soon grow larger and more complex, but never more enchanting or deeply felt.

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Looking through the kitchen window, a little girl and her doting grandparents watch stars, play games, and, most importantly, say hello and goodbye.

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