Say hello like this! by Mary Murphy

Say hello like this!

Written by Mary Murphy
Illustrated by Mary Murphy

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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Perfect for joining in, this is a delightfully noisy book celebrating all the different and special ways that animals say 'Hello'. Dogs are loud, cats are proud and the donkey is just plain silly. A bouncy rhyming text captures the distinctive features of each special Hello while the animal making it can be revealed by turning a flap.


Say hello like this! by Mary Murphy

Different kinds of animals say hello in their own way. Some say it LOUD - Bow-wow! Some say it PROUD - Meow! And some say it SILLY - Hee-haw! This joyful companion to Mary Murphy's A Kiss Like

This is an ideal read-aloud for the very youngest of listeners. Using a clever split-page format that makes for charming, funny and very NOISY surprises, author-illustrator Mary Murphy shares a series of animal sounds that are sure to have babies and toddlers gurgling, giggling, clapping hands and making plenty more of their own noises, too! Bold colors, lively animals and fun sound words make this a perfect gift for toddlers just learning to speak.


Toddlers and their adults nationwide will welcome with open arms this clever coupling of animal sounds and lift-the-flap elements. -- Kirkus Reviews * * A gentle, reassuring introduction to different kinds of animals and their methods of communication, this bold and colourful picture story is perfect for toddlers and babies. . . Using a clever split-page format full of funny and noisy surprises and eye-catching glitter detail, author and illustrator Murphy's charming story will have youngsters clapping their hands and joining in the fun. Animal magic just made to share... * Lancashire Evening Post * Each animal is full of character and their greetings are exuberant and very expressive. The rhythmic patterned language throughout is a delight to read aloud . . . A cacophonous finale invites the reader to join in and say 'hello

! Young children will enjoy extending the range of animals and deciding and acting out just how they would say 'hello

-- Joy Court * School Zone * A sweet, funny book that is perfect for those who are learning their animals and their animal noises. All the animals are animated and friendly (and colourful, which doesn't hurt) and they're an interesting mix, complete with beetles and chickens * The Bookbag * Different kinds of animals say hello in their own way. Some say it LOUD- Bow-wow! Some say it PROUD- Meow! And some say it SILLY- Hee-haw! Using a clever split-page format this cheerful book makes for funny and very NOISY surprises. * Mums & Tots * A clever split-page book, that makes for charming, funny and very NOISY surprises * MADE Magazine * A fun, interactive book to look at and read aloud . . . a guaranteed hit and a hoot. * Inis magazine *

About the Author

As a child, Mary Murphy was a constant reader. Her favourite books included Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and Tom’s Midnight Garden. She also loved any stories about animals. Mary was the third of six children.

Mary lives in Galway, Ireland, and describes herself as "fairly outdoorish, but not sporty". She loves walking, swimming, reading and cycling. Mary studied Illustration and Design in Dublin before freelancing as an illustrator. She has always written for pleasure, and soon began developing ideas for children’s books following the antics of characters she had already visualised. A technique she sometimes uses is to draw the character in different situations, and then see what follows on from there.

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32 pages


Mary Murphy
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th February 2014




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