A portrait of a Sandhill crane family

Publication date: April 9, 2019

HELLO, I'M HERE! cover

Candlewick Press | Hardcover | 32 pages           ISBN: 978-0763698584

• HELLO, I’M HERE! Book Launch •
Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Book Beat from 2-4 PM

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HELLO, I’M HERE! • News & Reviews

Starred review from Kirkus

“Parents and offspring unite in this arresting portrait of a crane family. The fifth collaboration between Frost and Lieder (Wake Up!, 2017, etc.), more than any of their prior ventures showcasing tiny creatures from the animal and insect world, here focuses on the tender familial relations of one species: the sandhill crane.
In clever counterpoint to Lieder’s stunning close-ups, Frost’s wee verse protagonist starts telling its tale while still in the egg.
Lieder’s silhouettes capture the chick’s dogged determination to make its presence known as well as its tentative first movements.
With yet another seamless marriage of verse and image, readers will hope Frost and Lieder’s creative union continues as long as that of their happily wed sandhill subjects. “

Kids Ink Bookstore, Indianapolis, IN

“Told in verse, Hello, I’m Here! is an up-close view of the first weeks in the life of a Sandhill Crane.
The photos beautifully accompany the poetry written by Ms. Frost and both are engaging enough to hold the attention of any child.
If seeking more knowledge about the cranes, a brief description is included in the back of the book.”
• Karen Riester

HELLO, I’M HERE! Book Launch

“The book launch for HELLO, I’M HERE! will be held at the Book Beat on Saturday April 27, 2019 from 2-4 PM. Rick Lieder and Helen Frost will be speaking and signing copies of their newly published book.
Rick will give an original drawing to everyone purchasing a copy of the book.”