Hello – giving greetings to the world around us

giving greetingsHello is a short book for young children or those learning to read giving greetings to the world around us. A great book for learning simple English phrases too.

In this story young children will learn how to use the world hello by reading along as Lolo say hello and introduce us to her friends

Another great book brought to us by Bookdash.

Illustrated by Imile Wepener, Written by Jennie Marima




Sample page from Hello – giving greetings to the world around us


giving greetings

My name is Lolo. I have many friends.
Come out with me to say hello!

Hello Sun, big and bright.
You fill the day with your bright light.

Hello Grass, soft and green.
You give us all a place to play.

giving greetingsHello Sky,
broad and blue.
You fill the sky
with the colour blue.

Hello Moon,
up in the dark.
You make the night
not so dark.

<end of excerpt>

About Book Dash 

Book Dash gathers professional creatives – writers, illustrators, designers, editors – who volunteer to create high-quality children’s books that anyone can freely download, translate, print and distribute. Most of the work is done on a Book Dash day, when small teams work for over twelve straight hours, each producing a new book.

Why Book Dash?

Books purchased from publishers cost too much. In order to distribute more books for South African children, Book Dash participants work as publishers in a single day, having a book with no publishers mean the book will be a lot cheaper the only cost will be printing the books. With these, anyone can run sponsored prints and the finished books can be handed to children.

Every child should have a hundred books when they reach the age of five. that means handing down 600 million free books to South African children who probably could not afford to buy them, More children grow up not learning how to read and write well, and every day we lose more of these children. Let us not neglect these children and help them overcome poverty by first teaching them how to read and to enjoy the worlds that a book can open up.

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