The Hello, Goodbye Window

I just read the sweetest children’s book (which, as many of us know, the best children’s books are for people of all ages:). It is called The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster. Big A is going to do Book It this year, and this book topped its reading list for ages 4-8. Bring on the scheduled trips to Pizza Hut!!! Hey, anything to further her education and love of reading. Heh, heh.
Anyway, this book is so good. It is about a little girl who goes to her grandparents’ house while her parents are at work, and all the simply sweet things that go on during her day. It is told from her perspective, and is just hilarious at times. A couple times I teared up, thinking about Grandpa Don being so similar to that grandpa in the book. The reality hit again that my children will not know him apart from us talking about him, our home movies, and stories on CD he made. I cherish those CD’s now. We still have Grandma Carol and Grandma and Grandpa Chase, and are very thankful for that. There are still great memories to be made.
My list of favorite children’s books is getting bigger. Maybe I will post about that in the future. This book won the 2006 Caldecott Medal, and I can see why. Look for it next time you are at the library.

One Reply to “The Hello, Goodbye Window”

  1. This books sounds good! You have a great idea to share your favorite books too. Thanks for sharing about BOOK IT. Even though we cannot officially participate, the certificates and book logs are printable; so we can do this unofficially at home. I am mentioning it to Daddy. He gets into these “competetive” things, and I like the idea tracking our reading. I was pleased to see we read all 8 of the recommended reading list for preschoolers, and the first 3 are favorites. (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon & Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?).

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