This is Liam. Liam has lots of friends who love him and want to play with him. When we get together with friends, we greet them by looking at their face and saying, 'Hi'. We don't look down or look away and say nothing. We don't run off when friends arrive. They will think they don't want to play with us!
Introductions can be awkward for many children. For some, however, making eye contact, and acknowledging another person by simply saying "hi" can be a constant challenge. In Liam Says "Hi" Liam manages to overcome his shyness and greet his friend at the door leading to an excellent play date.
Vibrant, colourful and lively, this is a lovely, friendly storybook for explaining friendships to young children aged 4+.
Jane Whelen Banks was born and educated in Canada and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her family. She holds a masters degree in Health Studies and Advanced Practice Nursing, and is currently working with homeless mothers and children. She has three children of her own, Morgon, Jamie and Liam, all of whom present with their own set of joys and challenges. The Lovable Liam series was created for her youngest son, to help teach some of the social and verbal skills that so often eluded him.