Can You Whoo, Too?

Can You Whoo, Too? illus. by Sophie Fatus. 32p. Blue Apple. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781609055240.
PreS-Gr 1—An interesting blend of fiction and nonfiction that encourages young readers to make animal sounds while explaining why the animals make those sounds. Short, interactive phrases appear on traditional picture book pages ("Cows moo. How about you?"), while chatty informative text runs down a long yellow sidebar ("Cows will only moo to tell other cows that it is time to eat, to find other cows if she finds herself alone, or if she cannot see her calf."). No source notes are included. Fatus's artwork will draw in young readers; the full-page acrylic and collage illustrations are bright and inviting.
VERDICT A good addition for one-on-one sharing with young readers who are always asking "why."

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing