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Board Book

Price: $7.95

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  • Publication Date: May 5, 2015
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 7 12
  • ISBN: 9781419713651
  • Page Count: 20
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Rights: World/All

A string of comically stylized animals greet each other in masterfully rhyming couplets—an owl’s “hoo” is answered by a cow’s “moo”; a crow’s “caw” is returned with a donkey’s “hee-haw”—all leading up to the “hi!” and “good-bye!” of a human toddler and his mom! The first in a brand-new board book series on animal (and human) first words by award-winning author and illustrator Ethan Long. Also by Ethan Long: Thank You! and Lion & Tiger & Bear: Tag, You're It!


"A clever, deceptively simple board book...A completely satisfying, age-appropriate package."
Kirkus Reviews
"[T]his friendly chain of greetings and Long’s bright, spongy-edged digital illustrations create an infectious sense of good cheer."
Publishers Weekly

About the author

Ethan Long is an award-winning author and illustrator of more than 65 children’s books, as well as the creator of the Emmy-nominated series Tasty Time with ZeFronk on Playhouse Disney. Ethan won the 2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for his picture book Up, Tall and High. He lives with his wife, author Heather Long, and their three children in Orlando, Florida.