How Do You Do? (Hardcover)
Water Buffalo and Crane's field is dry, empty, and hot--so hot that they can barely think of anything else. Every day is the same . . .
Until one day, they hear something new.
"How do you do?"
When Goat dances into their lives, Water Buffalo and Crane can't help but join in. Suddenly their field doesn't seem dry, empty, and hot at all. Even after Goat dances away, their world is no longer so small.
This beautiful story about widening your horizons and making new friends, brought to life with stunning illustrations by Gianna Marino, shows how all it takes is one special friend to change your world.
About the Author
Gianna Marino has written and illustrated numerous articles for travel and leisure magazines. Her children's books include Zoopa: An Animal Alphabet (Chronicle Books 2005), One Too Many (Chronicle Books 2010), Meet Me at the Moon (Viking 2012), Too Tall Houses (Viking 2012), and Following Papa's Song (Viking 2014). Though she still wanders the world, Gianna now lives in Northern California and works full-time writing and illustrating. A Boy, A Ball, and a Dog is Gianna's first picture book for Roaring Brook Press.
“The story is serious about its shift from glum to optimistic, but the background colors and the animals' humorous expressions keep it light throughout--anyone who's needed this kind of intervention will relate.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The point is well taken: new acquaintances can help 'the world feel not so-hot . . . Nor so small.'” —Publishers Weekly
“Joyful. . . . Join to titles like Karen Hesse's Come On, Rain! (1999) or Nina Crews' One Hot Summer Day (1995) for a storytime heat wave.” —Booklist
“Great for sharing one-on-one or in a storytime on how to make friends.” —School Library Journal
Children will be drawn in by the easily relatable animal emotions in this simple and sweet story. A great book to use as a teaching opportunity for toddlers and parents alike. - Jessica