“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
Candace Savage is the award-winning author of more than two dozen books. Her writing for young people has been honored by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the New York Public Library, among others. She lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chelsea O’Byrne is an illustrator from Vancouver, Canada, where she spends her time drawing pictures in a neighborhood surrounded by crows. Hello, Crow! is her third children’s book.
“[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