"Outside the world is bright and colorful, but Lydia's family is too busy with their gadgets to notice. She says Hello to everyone. Hello? Hello! Her father says hello while texting working on her laptop and her brother doesn't say hello at all. The T.V shouts Hello! But she doesn't want to watch any shows. Lydia, now restless, ventures outside. There are so many things to say hello to! Hello rocks! Hello leaves! Hello flowers! When Lydia comes back home she decides to show her family what she has found, and it's hello world and goodbye gadgets!"
This is the summary on Amazon books for the book hello! hello! by Matthew Cordell. In our gadget attached world today we can all too quickly identify with this clever little story line. I've added this one to my wish list for fall and highly recommend it to everyone. Head off to the bookstore or library and read a copy, you'll be hooked as well.