With a bright, retro-style palette and round-eyed animals that evoke Mo Willems' naughty pigeon, this addition to the I Say, You Say series is the perfect way for young readers to explore the world of colors. Tad Carpenter's lift-the-flap books encourage word play and kick start an interactive reading experience, and the art adds a humorous and playful touch.
This interactive and endlessly fun lift-the-flap board book emphasizes "word prediction," an important language development step for early readers. Adults can say the first word, and then invite their toddlers to triumphantly follow with the corresponding word, leading to a fun and educational time for both parent and child.
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
Praise for I Say, You Say Animal Sounds:
"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."
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!