‘What if a place got so scary that we had to run away…?’ So begins Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses.
In ten simple words, this counting book traces the refugee child’s journey through the lens of help offered along the way: 1 boat, 2 hands, 3 meals…and finally the hope of being able to stay and make 10 new friends. Rather than rubbing little noses in the horror or victimhood of the refugee experience, this book shows that one can always find kindness and hope amidst the rubble and uncertainty.
Hello! is a visual learning tool for young readers as well as a gentle reminder of how powerful one small gesture can be.
10% of author royalties will be donated to Amnesty International UK Section to support human rights including those of child refugees.
International publishers to date include: Charlesbridge (US); Rubinstein (NL); Rue du Monde (France); Walker Books (Australia/New Zealand); Gütersloher Verlagshaus (Germany); and Edizioni Clichy (Italy).