Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ AUS/NZ edition

Published in Australia and New Zealand by Walker Books,
1 August 2020.

1 boat…helping us on our way
5 wishes…lifting our spirits with hope
10 friends…making us happy

Come with a family as they travel out of danger to a safe place and meet all kinds of people who show them kindness along the way. This unique and beautiful counting book is full of empathy and hope for all children, everywhere.

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10% of author royalties will be donated to Amnesty International UK Section to support human rights including those of child refugees.

Endorsements
"A beautiful and unusual counting book redolent with empathy and inclusivity. (...) ...this is an outstanding example of how a deceptively simple picturebook can develop empathy and understanding. Highly recommended."
"The warmth of the beautiful illustrations enhance the simple text enabling young readers to follow the journey of this refugee family and encouraging them to join in with counting...a gentle introduction to the plight of refugee children for the very young. It could provide the perfect starting point for conversations about this important topic in educational settings and at home."
Hollis reads Hello! on youtube
Latest AUS/NZ Reviews
"... a refreshingly modern take on a traditional concept book, (and) tugs at the heartstrings with every turn of the page. Children of all ages will be compelled to return to this book again and again, as they shift from the pure joy of learning how to count, towards an understanding of complex ideas such as migration, inclusivity, and compassion."
"This counting book by Hollis Kurman with illustrations by Barroux is a poignant book that centres on themes of migration, refugees and inclusivity...Not only is this beautifully illustrated, it educates children in a number of ways and is a great addition to an inclusive bookshelf."