How to Say Hello by Sophie Beer

Tackling big concepts in accessible ways, Sophie Beer’s previous board books are must-haves for little readers. Now, Love Makes a Family, Change Starts with Us and Kindness Makes Us Strong are joined by Beer’s new book, How to Say Hello.

Employing her signature colourful, playful visual style, Beer helps kids understand how to establish specific boundaries in relationships, through the different ways you can greet someone depending on your comfort level. The examples – fist-bumping a classmate, waving to a teacher, hugging a loved one – are shown in common social situations that kids might recognise, and include a wide range of characters (including a bunch of adorable animals).

The illustrations here are detailed and diverse, giving kids plenty to look at and look for in the backgrounds of the pages. All these little details make How to Say Hello an eye-catching and inviting book that kids will want to return to again and again. For ages 2+.


Pilgrim Hodgson is a children’s and YA specialist at Readings Kids.

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How to Say Hello

How to Say Hello

Sophie Beer

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