The Resource Hello, Fiona Woodcock

Hello, Fiona Woodcock

Label
Hello
Title
Hello
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Woodcock
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A brother and sister enjoy a brilliant day full of spills, thrills, and silly adventures in this story comprised only of words that contain a double L"--
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 /* Starred Review */ Like its predecessor Look (2018), Woodcock’s latest picture book works through a simple, elegant format of words that contain and repeat the use of double letters—in this case, the lowercase ls found in hello, yellow, and other words. Through a cute day-in-the-life story, a brother and sister (the same pair who appeared in Look) visit a seaside town, where words with double ls are in abundance: they explore an amusement park, riding a roller-coaster and exploring a hall of mirrors, among other pleasures. Then they are off to the beach to act silly, fill a bucket with seashells, take a chilly dive underwater, and cavort with a jellyfish. When evening comes, it’s finally time to roast marshmallows and collapse into sleep following a lullaby. The look of the picture book primer repeats Woodcock’s use of fuzzy colors, featuring predominantly blurry blues, soft reds, and bright yellows. The bold graphics flow with lines both straight as an arrow and rollicking as hills. The featured letter is inventively used as carousel poles featuring the word gallop, and straws doubling up and illustrating the ls in spill when—“wallop dallop”—big sister drops the twosome’s drinks. A fun book for all to fall for! Highly recommended. -- Karen Cruze (Reviewed 4/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 16, p53)
  • PreS-Gr 1—Fans of the author's Look will rejoice in this celebration of words with double L's. From a sunrise "hello" to "pillow" at night, a cherry-cheeked girl and boy travel valley and hilltop to a brilliant fair where they collide on bumper cars and gallop on carousel steeds. Next, at the beach, it's chilly but they get silly in the water and meet a jellyfish. The clever creation of a rounded tale centered on this category of word is made even more impressive with the misty drawings done with children's BLO pens, hand-cut stencils, and printing techniques. Sometimes trees, legs, or umbrella poles create the double L's in the printed words. Woodcock's palette is like sherbet on a summer day. VERDICT Rookie readers won't mind practicing on this seasonal jaunt.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA --Gay Lynn Van Vleck (Reviewed 05/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 4, p89)
  • The siblings of Look (2018) are back, this time delving into words with a double L. The sun greets sister and brother with a warm “hello” at their campground. Navigating “valley” and “hilltop,” the family drives to a beach amusement park to “yell,” “gallop,” and “thrill.” At “nightfall” they roast “marshmallow[s]” and then “collapse” onto a “pillow” after a full day. As in their debut, the sunglasses-clad sister and baseball-capped brother daytrip to (mostly) one word per page. The artwork, done with markers, rubber stamps, and digital compositing, showcases Woodcock’s cheerful, primary color palette. Sometimes labored, her most effective work focuses on shapes and playful compositions rather than lighting. The “ll” in “gallop” are formed by the posts on carousel horses; the “ll” in “marshmallow” are two sticks holding the puffy confections aloft. “YELL,” on the other hand, is depicted, one letter at a time, descending the articulated dips of a mammoth slide. The wit in “THRILL / SHRILL / (ILL)” resides in textual juxtaposition alone rather than the words’ incorporation into the illustration of the “rollercoaster.” An exemplary piece is the title page, on which the “ll” of the title are formed by the shadow cast by the indigo-haired girl standing in front of the sun. Deliciously colored end pages, patterned with the letter “L,” highlight the design’s appeal. Both kids have light skin. Woodcock captures the joy of a summer day’s adventure in this diverting romp through a thematic concept. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2019)
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10782285
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodcock, Fiona
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seashore
  • Seashore
  • Play
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Play
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Play
  • Seashore
Target audience
primary
Label
Hello, Fiona Woodcock
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1048935077
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062644565
Lccn
2018045404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048935077
Label
Hello, Fiona Woodcock
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1048935077
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062644565
Lccn
2018045404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048935077

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