This interactive and endlessly entertaining lift-the-flap board book emphasizes "word prediction," an important language development step for young readers. As parent readers call out the animal on each page, the child reader is encouraged to triumphantly respond with the correct answer, hidden beneath the flap. Fun and educational, this call-and-response technique offers a playful interactive reading experience and is a delightful and exciting way for children to learn words.
With a bright, retro-style palette and round-eyed animals evoking the style of Mo Willems' naughty pigeon, the I SAY, YOU SAY board book series is perfect for today's hip babies and parents.
"A playful lift-the-flap read-aloud...Quirky moments, such as calves dancing to a boombox and a frog doing the backstroke, add to the fun of the inevitable repeat readings....With bold, active art and a noise-inducing, interactive text, this offering, part of the I Say, You Say series, will work for both group and one-on-one read-alouds."
Early praise for I Say, You Say:
"These colorful, playful books encourage interactive learning through prediction and repetition; but most importantly, they look really fun."
—Dr. Robert Needlman, co-founder of Reach Out and Read and author of Dr. Spock's Baby Basics
Tad Carpenter is an illustrator and designer living in sunny, snowy and forever changing Kansas City, Missouri. He has worked with clients such as Chronicle Books, Target, Atlantic Records, Sunrise Greetings, Simon & Schuster, Hallmark Cards, Kidrobot, and Family Circle. He is the author and illustrator of I Say, You Say Opposites!,I Say, You Say Animal Sounds!, and I Say, You Say Colors!