#blogbookaday: Hello Door

2 Apr

35297308.jpgSummary:  “In Hello, Door, kids can follow a thieving fox as he greets everything he sees in a home that isn’t his.

Hello, door.
          Hello, house.
                    Hello, mat.
                              Hello, mouse!

In this ode to the classic “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story, kids can follow a thieving fox as he greets everything he sees in a home that isn’t his. He collects fine art and jewelry, practices his golf swing, and devours a tasty snack along the way. But just when he thinks he’s in the clear to leave with all the goods, the owners of the house—a mama bear, papa bear, and baby bear—come home. They chase him through the house, and when the mama bear catches him, she promptly throws him out. But she throws him so far that he ends up in a much nicer neighborhood—in front of a mansion, in fact—where he can begin his mischievous adventure again!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A fox burglar sneaks into a house saying hello to everything he sees as he eats and steals his way through the home. He takes everything – paintings from the walls, jewelry from the jewelry box, clothes from the closet and is about to make his escape, when the three bears come home! A chase ensues with the fox getting thrown out the very same window he snuck into and getting thrown into the next neighborhood… where there’s a lot bigger houses to steal from!

Personal Reaction: This is a fun rhyming story that will sure to keep your kids’ attention as they search the house for clues as to who lives there. I enjoyed the bright color illustrations and simple text that makes this story as enjoyable to read to a toddler as it would to a preschooler. And it’s also one of those stories for your soon-to-be reader as there is very little text on the page with illustrations that match perfectly to the words.

Title: Hello Door
Author: Alastair Heim
Illustrator: Alisa Coburn
Publisher: Little Bee Books
Publication Date: January 2, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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