Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Series Review - I Say You Say by Tad Carpenter

Interactive Learning Through Repetition, Prediction and FUN!

I Say You Say
Animals Sounds: Click Here to Order
ISBN: 978-0316200738
Opposites: Click Here to Order
ISBN: 978-0316200752

Today I get to review a fun new series for kids. The I Say, You Say series is written for toddlers and preschoolers. I have a 3 year old and a 5 year old and both of them love this series. They have been in our car and usually I can catch the 5 year old "reading" it to the 3 year old while we are waiting for Hailey (age 7) to get out of school.

What I really like about this series is the large 2 page spread with a portion of each page that either lifts up or out. I'm not talking just flaps - but flaps that are actually part of the page. They won't tear off easily and since the paper is a heavier paper (although not a board book page) the pages are sturdy enough for older toddlers. 

I Say You Say Animal Sounds encourages kids to read through repetition, they learn the sounds each animal makes and their names also. I Say You Say Opposites teaches visually sizes, the meaning of opposites and children learn to "predict" what is going to happen next.

This would be a great series to give for birthday gifts, christmas stockings, to keep in the diaper bag - shoot do like I do and keep it in the car. Just train your kids to use their indoor voice. =b
Check out the video:

About the author:
Tad Carpenter is an illustrator and designer living in Kansas City, Missouri, and an adjunct professor in graphic design and illustration at the University of Kansas. You can visit him at www.tadcarpenter.com

I have 3 SETS to give away - and I know this one is going to go fast. Everyone's going to want a set for themselves! If you don't want to wait to see if you won..... you can order a set on Amazon here - at $6.99 each you can easily afford to give these as Christmas or Hannakkah gifts this year!

"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

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  1. These books are adorable. My grandbaby at 3 would love these. Thanks for the chance. Wish I had a twitter acct. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. Awesome giveaway. Count me in, please. Thanks!