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Exclusive Book Cover Reveal: HELLO HELLO by Brendan Wenzel


This Wenzel guy knows a thing or two about making picture books, as evidenced by that thing propping up all the stars in the picture above.

Well, now Brendan Wenzel has a new book on the horizon (arriving in the spring of 2018) and today we have a first look at the cover and interior art.

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A little about the book from the publisher:

Hello Hello presents a chain of animals of dazzling variety. Each one is different from the last, yet each is also linked by at least one common trait: some obvious, some more subtle. As colors and patterns mix and mingle, and as paws and snouts meet, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world—and ultimately paints a story of connection. Joyous, rhythmic text and Wenzel’s exuberant art encourage readers of all kinds to delight in nature’s infinite differences, and to look for—and marvel at—its gorgeous similarities. It all starts with a simple ‘Hello.’

A few spreads to tide you over until spring:

HelloHello_Int 1

HelloHello_Int 2

HelloHello_Int 3

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Cindy Dobrez says:

    Thanks for the sneak peek! It looks fabulous. Can’t wait!

  2. Suzanne Tecza says:

    I can’t wait to buy this book!