Today’s picture book is an interactive masterpiece by the wonderful french artist Herve Tullet via @raincoastbooks. It’s called Say Zoop and features adorable paint drops that represent sounds. Each page encourages reader and child alike to use shape, colour, size and patterns to imitate increasingly complex sounds. Smalls will love poking the dots and letting loose with Oh’s, Ah’s and Wahoo’s with you! This book is long enough to go the distance with a child 3+up but can easily be edited for smalls 2+up who are newly verbal. My 2.5 year old LOVES this book and delights in repeat reads as he becomes an expert at remembering which dots do what. Board book covers and durable inner pages make this great for small hands.
Bonus blog call-out: Here is a book to inspire activities afterwards, from tossing yarn balls, gluing their own sound patterns or using paint to create their own Zoop book! Herve Tullet delights in unleashing the creative power of children through play!