Say Zoop! by Hervé Tullet
SAY ZOOP! is a fun, creative book. Each page brings a new adventure for the child. The dots, who we find out our really "OH's," go on adventures, make friends, and invite the reader to join them. For example, "Animal Noise Time! Ready. Set. GO!" And, "Look, there's another friend! Say Waahoo! with your finger."
Many of the scenes encourage the child to make sounds, or even invent their own sounds. My favorite page is the illustration of the red and blue robot dots:
"Now in your best Robot Voice: OHOHAHAHAHAHOHAH!
The front and rear covers of SAY ZOOP! are heavy and shiny. The pages are somewhat thick, and are laminated. The inside pages are filled with a giant collage of dots.
This book was originally published in France as, "Oh! Le Livre Qui Fait Des Sons." ("Oh! the Book that Makes Sounds.") It seems like the French title actually better matches the book contents, which is all about "OH'S." One idea: Wouldn't it be fun to have both the French and English versions on hand? Maybe for learning French?
All in all, a fun, entertaining book. The artwork is simple but cute. The text is equally cute. I thought the best feature was the way the "OH's" encourage the child to get involved in tracing, touching, shouting, etc.
Don't miss the pages where you take the "Oh's" for a walk, but "Be careful, there are lots of ups and downs." (Illustration shows the dots lined up, hiking over impossibly steep peaks.)