Ways to Welcomes is a sweet, timely picture book from writer Linda Ashman and illustrator Joey Chou about kindness and connection, ideal for schools and classrooms.
A welcome can be warm
Shy and quiet,
Big and bold.
A smiling face,
That lights an unfamiliar place.
There’s lots of ways to show we care
and welcome friends from everywhere!
When everyone knows they’re welcome, the world is a better place—and you might just make a new friend. This sweet, timeless picture book about small acts of kindness in a big world is one that kids and parents are sure to reach for again and again.
Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and moved to sunny California in his early teens. There he received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Joey works by day as a visual development artist on feature animated films, and by night as a picture book illustrator.
Joey has illustrated such books as When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall, Ruby's Chinese New Year, Monster & Son, and Disney Parks Presents: It's A Small World.
"Ashman and Chou look at some simple ways to say, 'Hello, friend. / I’m glad you’re here,' with acts of kindness and friendly gestures . . . Simple, stylized artwork in bright shades keep the focus on the interactions, and readers will delight in finding the blue butterfly in every scene. A springboard for readers to consider their own ways to welcome." --Kirkus Reviews
"Stories about inclusiveness, kindness, simple hospitality, and positive representations are all in high demand these days, and this attractive title fits the bill. Most libraries and preschools will find this a welcome addition." --School Library Journal