Author: Kenneth K. Guilmartin
Illustrator: David Hill
Publisher: Music Together LLC
ISBN-13: 978-0985571900Hello, Everybody!
is a Sing-along Storybook created by Music Together, an international early childhood music program. The book is based on Music Together’s “Hello Song” by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and is designed for children one to six.
David Hill’s exquisite illustrations bring the story to life—the toy animals seem almost life-like. The characters we meet in the books: parents, grandparents, an uncle and a baby, as well as many other people, are all imbued with a sense of overwhelming friendliness. Any child who has the opportunity to enjoy this sing-along book, would certainly feel the sense of the world being a loving and welcoming place.
Even the pets, the cat and dog, reappear throughout the story with charm and personality. The book and music enhance a child’s ability to learn words, and this indeed is the premise of Music Together, namely, that every child has the inherent ability to be musical, providing he or she is introduced to music at an early age. This book is geared for young children, but people of all ages will love it. Reading it, I was reminded of the words of a famous author, who wrote: “For my part, I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.”
The music to Hello, Everybody!
can be downloaded upon purchase. The book also provides activities at the end of the book.Follow Here To Purchase Hello, Everybody! (Hello Song) (Music Together Singalong Storybooks)