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About The Book
With an interactive text and bright, playful illustrations, explore what baby animals really mean when they make their adorable baby animal sounds.
When a lion says ROAR,
does he really mean MORE?
When a cow says MOO,
does she really mean YOU?
How do we know what animals say when they say what they say with their sounds everyday? With an interactive text and bright, playful illustrations, Angela DiTerlizzi and Joey Chou explore what baby animals really mean when they make their adorable baby animal sounds.
About The Illustrator
Joey Chou is the illustrator of Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi and the upcoming Giraffe Rescue Company by Evan Sagerman. He lives in sunny Glendale, California, where he enjoys drawing furry monsters and talking animals, and he finds lots of inspiration by living in a city filled with strange and interesting people who have all sorts of colorful things to say. Visit him at JoeyArt.com.
- Publisher: Beach Lane Books (July 12, 2011)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416986942
- Grades: P - K
- Ages: 2 - 5
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Raves and Reviews
"After reading Say What? kids will be yelling, ‘Roar!' For those who don’t speak Lion, this translates to, “More!” - Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author/illustrator and co-creator of the Caldecott
Honor-winning classic, The Stinky Cheese Man
"For preschoolers who enjoy language play, this opens up whole new opportunities for communication."--Kirkus Reviews
“When an author says ‘Wonderful,’ does she really mean, ‘I wish I’d thought of it!’? You betcha! This is the perfect toddler book.”—Jane Yolen, author of the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs? series
"DiTerlizzi's jazzy verse translations of animal sounds work well...Chou...gives his imagination free rein."
"With bright, vivid colors, endearing animals, and plenty of delightful details, this picture book is sure to find an appreciative audience."--School Library Journal
Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
- Florida Book Award Bronze Medalist
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Book Cover Image (jpg): Say What?
Hardcover 9781416986942(2.9 MB)
Author Photo (jpg): Angela DiTerlizzi
Photograph © Kim Pilla(0.4 MB)
Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit
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