SAY ZOOP! by Hervé Tullet
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SAY ZOOP!

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another infectiously joyful romp from the panjandrum of playful pointillism.

A blue dot, a red dot, and a yellow dot, each associated with an elemental sound—”Oh,” “Ah,” and “Waahoo” respectively—multiply, change size (volume) and position, hold conversations, bounce (“A little wilder now?”), combine, sing together, and at last invent “a whole new language” with successive page turns and taps. Offering terse directions along with plenty of praise and encouragement as he goes, Tullet presents not only invitations to whisper and shout on cue, but challenges to physical and vocal dexterity alike, opportunities to act out and then practice dialing it down, even elemental musical instruction. At 64 pages, there’s a lot going on, but his command of rhythm and pacing along with his sheer inventiveness will keep readers totally engaged. In the climactic display, dots explode like fireworks, with loads of new colors that call for more made-up sounds.

“Zoop” is the least of it. “Waahoo!” comes closer. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4521-6473-1
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Chronicle
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2017




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