is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. This is her first book published in English. She lives in France.Christine Roussey
is an illustrator who works with advertising agencies, newspapers, magazines, and publishers. This is her first book in English. She lives in France.
This oversized interactive book is a heartfelt look at the wonder and excitement of waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting for a new sibling to arrive. The charming protagonist is so eager to step into her role as a big sister that shes starting early! She sticks close to her mama so she can sing songs to her sibling-to-be (loudly, of course) and explain all the great things waiting in the outside world (cupcakes! strawberries! swimming!). Quaint line drawings and lovely patterns lend a breezy, lighthearted atmosphere to the story, and a variety of playful flaps add gentle humor, showing the new baby blissfully tucked away in its mamas belly. A joyful and celebratory ode to the growing family for any sister- or brother-to-be.Praise for Hello in There!STARRED REVIEW
"Rousseys whimsical, scraggly, illustrations are perfectly suited to the girls excitement as the big day approaches."Publishers Weekly
, starred review
"Thick and sturdy pages and flaps are made to withstand many eager perusals as big sisters and brothers everywhere gear up for their own big days."Kirkus Reviews
"This has charming possibilities for helping a youngster to envision (and get accustomed to) the impending sibling."The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books