Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
“A wonderful way to introduce young readers to the natural world that lurks just outside their windows.”
Will Franny ever prove to her dad that crows and kids can be friends?
Franny has a new friend—a crow who brings her presents in its beak. Like a red button! And a silver heart! Franny’s dad doesn’t believe her. He says crows and kids can’t be friends. But Franny knows better. How will Franny prove her new playmate is real? And what will the crafty crow bring next?
Award-winning author Candace Savage, whose crow expertise is lauded in popular books such as Bird Brains, motivates families to be present when exploring parks, backyards, balconies, city streets, beaches, and skies.
Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute
About the authors
Candace Savage is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books on subjects ranging from natural history and science to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling natural history titles Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays and Prairie: A Natural History, for which she won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a Gold Medal from ForeWord Magazine in 2004. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous periodicals, including Canadian Geographic. She lives in Saskatoon, SK.
CHELSEA O’BYRNE is a freelance illustrator and art instructor based in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from Emily Carr University with a BFA in illustration. She has also illustrated Hello, Crow! written by Candace Savage, and Marisa and the Mountains, written by George M. Johnson.
“[Hello, Crow!] is a wonderful way to introduce young readers to the natural world that lurks just outside their windows.”
“Both tells and shows us an antidote to Richard Louv's 'nature-deficit disorder' in this satisfying picture book...A gift for the nature shelf.”
“A verdant and engaging read-aloud, perfect for budding naturalists.”
—School Library Journal
“A wonderful book about crows, nature, being present, and paying attention.”
“A charming story that gently nudges children to explore outside and pay attention to nature’s endless delights, Hello, Crow! is delightful in every way.”—Books to Borrow, Books to Buy
“Kids will get a chuckle out of Franny's absent-mindedness and adults may recognize a young dreamer in their life….younger readers and animal lovers... will find the ending quite satisfying. Gift this one to the budding naturalist or misunderstood dreamer in your life!”
—A Mom's Spare Time
Other titles by Candace Savage
A Natural History of the Heart of North America Tagline: Revised Edition
Strangers in the House
A Prairie Story of Bigotry and Belonging
The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
Best Places to Bird in the Prairies
A Geography of Blood
Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape
Curious By Nature
One Woman's Exploration of the Natural World
Nature's Little Wonders
Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World
An Amazing Journey through the Last Great Age of Magic
The Wild Ride from Wicked to Wicca