“A gorgeous book that celebrates how simple acts of kindness can uphold the right to safety.”

Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses

🇦🇺/🇳🇿 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.

Hollis reads Hello! on youtube
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."