I Say, You Say Books Giveawayx3

If you have been reading consistently, especially if you were reading my previous blog, then you know that I truly appreciate books that encourage speech.  That is why I was thrilled when Little, Brown asked if I would be interested in a set of I Say, You Say books.  (And guess what!?  They offered THREE sets to give to readers, too!)

Not only do these books encourage speech in children, but they also are predictable enough that a child can "read" the book before they can actually read the words.  In the same sense, by knowing what the book says, a child will become very familiar with the words, at least within the book's context, and be able to recognize the text and coordinate it with the word.  Learning and playing fun!  The children learn and/or reinforce opposites and identifying animals and their sounds.

These fun books certainly encourage speech and pre-reading skills!

I say cat, you say...MEOW!
I say small, you say...BIG!
Tad Carpenter did a great job writing and designing this book.  The illustrations are adorable, as evidenced on the covers above.  The text is predictable and fun.  The page-size flaps encourage lots of enthusiasm...even in my 4 and 6 year old, while really being a great book of choice for my 1 year old as her world (and vocabulary) is growing each day.  And I'll say it again.  I Say, You Say Animal Sounds and I Say, You Say Opposites encourage speech and prereading skills!  (You might want check out this cute I Say, You Say video, too.)
I do hope you'll enter this giveaway because these books are fabulous!  They would make great baby shower gifts and 1st/2nd birthday gifts.  I'm pretty sure Christmas is coming, too.

Giveaway is now closed.  The winners were Gretta, Bluerose, and Leila.  Thanks for entering!
GIVEAWAY: Three Winners!
Three winners will win sets of I Say, You Say books including the Animal Sounds and Opposites.  To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment about a favorite children's book that encourages pre-reading skills or speech.  (Or just a favorite book...)  Please leave your email address to make contacting you easy.  (thissimplemom AT gmail DOT com so you do not get spam...)

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Giveaway will run through Monday, November 26th.  Winners will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond.  Random.org will help to choose the winners.  This is open to residents in the US, but no PO boxes.  Thanks for entering!
Thank you Little, Brown for providing my family with these great books, plus three more families!!
~ Annette {This Simple Mom}


  1. I like Eric Carle books for early reading/speech. Brown Bear, Brown Bear and books that offer repetition are great.

    bamagv at aol dot com

  2. I won the Animal Sounds one at 5 Minutes for Books and Firefly especially loves it. Can I enter here for my niece? I think her and her little brother would enjoy them. Firefly's favorite book at the moment is a 2 in 1 Picture Dictionary by Sarah Phillips. It's really helped promote speech with him. He's about worn that thing out. :)

  3. I follow through GFC.

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

  4. I shared on Twitter.


  5. We love reading books here,too! My youngest sons favorite right now is Zip Whiz Zoom. The pictures are adorable, the text involves families traveling in all different ways to get to Grandma's birthday party...simply adorable.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    artandjen AT juno DOT com

  6. Count us in! The current favorite (kids and dad alike) is To Kill A Mockingbird...although one of the kids calls it "How to Kill A Mockingbird." Thanks!!


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