Ploof is an adorable cloud that young readers can interact with in story form as you go on Ploof’s emotional journey. A great way to learn and teach the various social-emotional skills. What a great way to be a fantastic friend! A must read for little readers!
~ Momma Braga
Come play with Ploof! Meet a friendly cloud full of feelings in this interactive picture book for fans of Hervé Tullet’s Press Here, from the creator of Narwhal and Jelly and the co-creator of Science Explorers.
Ploof is a puffy cloud who’s a little lonely — but now you’re here, and the fun can begin! Can you help Ploof overcome their shyness? Play pretend? Make Ploof laugh with your funny faces, find their hiding spot, give them a high five! Full of imaginative and interactive fun, each page of this perfect book for preschoolers offers a chance to play. By following cues to say hello, clap, blow, shake, wave or make a funny face, young readers will be delighted to see the effects of their actions on Ploof. They’ll learn social-emotional skills like empathy, encouragement and kindness through Ploof’s emotional journey — and, along the way, they’ll learn how to be a fantastic friend!
Ploof has poofed into our hearts with this beautiful children’s story that provides interactive fun along the way. While we travel on Ploof’s emotional journey, we have the opportunity to guide, encourage and empathize with Ploof.
We loved the ability to interact in this story by allowing the child to answer some questions along the way. It truly makes the reader feel part of the story. The different social-emotional skills that a child can learn throughout the story is absolutely amazing. That might be my favorite part of this book.
For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Ploof 5 clouds out of 5! An absolute interactive delight to read and discuss with little ones. We were so glad to be part of Ploof’s emotional journey and to learn how to be an amazing friend. A life lesson learnt in the best form, through a children’s story. Bravo!
I love reading Ploof and how interactive it is! Answering the questions and doing the actions was my favorite part. I feel like a great friend to Ploof. – Nikki, Age 9
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About the Author
BEN CLANTON is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly series, whose picture books include Mo’s Mustache; Vote for Me!; Rot, the Cutest in the World!; Boo Who?; It Came in the Mail; Something Extraordinary and Rex Wrecks It!. He lives with his wife and kids in Seattle, Washington.
Andy Chou Musser is the author-illustrator of A Home Under the Stars, his debut picture book, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. He illustrated Search for a Giant Squid, the first book in a series written by Amy Seto Forrester. Andy has also created animation for a range of clients including ABC, Starbucks, T-Mobile and Warner Brothers. He lives on a cozy hill in Seattle, Washington, not far from wild forests and magical woodland creatures.
Until next time…Happy Parenting!
~ Momma Braga
*Please note that this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.