The Hello, Goodbye Window written by Norton Juster and Illustrated by Chris Raschka

Bibliographic Information:  Juster, N., & Raschka, C. (2005). The hello, goodbye window. New York, NY: Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children.

Annotation:  At Nanna and Pappa’s house, there is a kitchen window which is also the ‘Hello and Goodbye’ window.  For the little girl, it is the magical window, where everything happens in front of, and lots of magical things happen.

Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level:  Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Interested Readers:  Many students can be interested in this book, this book has many cultures represented, and is a book that can interest many students with imaginations.

Personal Response and Rating:  I enjoyed this book, I thought that this book was a well written culturally diverse book for students, and the illustrations were unique yet detailed.  Overall, I would give this book a 4.5/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  Before the little girl entered the house, what two things did she do at the window before she went into the house?

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