How Hippo Says Hello!
By Abigail Samoun (Author), Sarah Watts (Illustrator)
Bonjour, konnichiwa, hola, HELLO! Friendly Hippo takes a trip around the world to seven different countries, and everywhere he goes, he cheerily greets people in their native language. Kids will have fun trying out these simple foreign words, from “namaste” (India) to “privyet” (Russia).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Abigail Samoun has worked in children's publishing for over a dozen years, and has edited books that received the CCBC Charlotte Zolotow award, SCBWI Golden Kite award, Pura Belpre Honor, Smithsonian Notable, and NYPL Ezra Jack Keats award. She also edited the middle-grade series Edgar & Ellen, which sold over a half-million copies worldwide in 12 languages and inspired a cartoon series on Nickelodeon. In 2011, she cofounded Red Fox Literary, a children's book agency representing authors and illustrators, with agent extraordinaire Karen Grencik. Her novelty book What's in Your Purse?, illustrated by Nathalie Dion, will be published in spring 2014 by Chronicle. Abigail lives in Sonoma, CA, with her husband and son, two dogs, and a roving band of chickens. Visit redfoxliterary.com.
Sarah Watts went to Ringling College of Art and Design where she studied with many great instructors. She then worked at Carter's for two years, designing images and patterns for baby clothes, and then at International Greetings for a year creating patterns for stationery, gift bags, and other giftables. Sarah then started a career as an independent illustrator, and her clients include Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Amazon Children's Publishing, Random House UK, and Penguin Books UK. She lives in Atlanta, GA.