Hello and Welcome


Written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise

Published by Puffin Books


Hands up if you create an Acknowledgement of Country with your students each year? First of all, love what you are doing and secondly, you need this book! 

Hello and Welcome is one of those books that you will go back to time and time again, particuarily if you are looking for a beautifully written and vibrant First Nations children’s book to help you introduce an Acknowledgement of Country to your students and embed into your everyday teaching.

Hello and Welcome is written and illustrated by Gregg Dreise, a proud Kamilaroi and Euahlayi man, and as always, Uncle Gregg’s; engaging illustrations and vibrant writing style, really speaks to the hearts and minds of each and every student, making his books a special resource for teachers.

Your students will love how all throughout Hello and Welcome the Gamilaraay language has been woven so beautifully into the text, and you will be supported by a glossary of terms at the back of the book. Here you will also find an indepth author biography, along with a Political Map of Australia which are all amazing resources for further learning.

And... as you know, my teacher heart (and I am sure yours too), always loves a great set of matching resources to go with our children’s books and that is exactly what the incredible team over at Puffin Books have created. From their website you can download a FREE 5 page activity booklet containing a range of matching activities from a detailed Meet the Author / Illustrator page to a cloze passage and much more in between.

Buying this resource

For me, giving back to Community and buying from and supporting First Nations businesses is so important and I know it is for you too. This is why I am so proud to share with you that when you purchase this resource using this affiliate link, you will be buying from Riley Callie Resources; an incredible, 100% First Nations owned and run business specalising in First Nations teaching resources. From using this link, I also receive a small commission which helps me to cover the quite extensive labour and running costs of my website and resources and content I share with you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for supporting Riley Callie Resources and all the work I share with you! 

Country, people and language links

Kamilaroi, Euahlayi


Foundation / Kindergarten / Prep

Year 1, Year 2 , Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


English, History, the arts, HASS

Matching resources

Hello and Welcome Read aloud by Uncle Gregg Dreise (Youtube)

Hello and Welcome Puffin Free Activity pack

Miss Gibbs FREE Hello and Welcome Book Label 

ISBN  9781760898328

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