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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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I did not love this book. It does a good job of investigating relationships with grandparents, but it is mostly fluff. I am sure younger children would like this book, and it could be used to read aloud or even as a mentor text during a reading assessment. ( )
  CleoButtermann | Apr 25, 2016 |
This would be a great book to use with grades K-3 as an interactive read aloud so students stay engaged and can all look at the colorful images and illustrations throughout the book. This would be s good book to use if you wanted students to reflect on a significant object in their own life ( )
  aeuin01 | Apr 20, 2016 |
This book is about a girl, told in the first person, and the significance of her Nana's and Tata's window. The window is the first place that she sees her grandparents and the last time that she sees them as well. After getting to see them, the story continues to be about the every day chores and activities that she does while she is visiting them. During the visit, she mentions the things that she helps her Nana with, and the things she should not be doing. After her parents come and pick her up, she talks about being happy and sad at the same time. I believe this is meant to show the natural flow of life, and how things just happen whether or not we mean for them to.
  HectorG | Apr 11, 2016 |
The Hello, Goodbye Window was a very cute children's book! It is about a little girl staying at her grandparents house and all of the things she sees out of the kitchen window. She talks about many different activities that she does during the day. This book is a winner of the Caldecott award, and you can tell it should have won. The pictures are so colorful and vibrant. This is a great book for small children, especially ones that stay with their grandparents during the day time. ( )
  MayaNicole | Apr 8, 2016 |
I would use this story for grades 1-3. I think the students would enjoy the story, since they can identify with her. For 1st grade, I would use it as an interactive read aloud. During the reading, I would ask students to make predictions of what they think will happen next based on the illustrations. This book does a great job of demonstrating the illustration to words relationship. I would also use it for an art project. I would have the students look outside a window and draw what observations they see. This would be good to get the young students practicing their observation skills, and it would be an enjoyable and engaging project. For 2nd and 3rd grade, I would use it as a mentor text for writing personal narratives. It does a good job modeling a personal narrative, and could help generate ideas for students when picking an event to write a personal narrative on. ( )
  ewhite06 | Apr 5, 2016 |
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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.
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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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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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