Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for granting me free access to the advanced digital copy of this book.
Clanton produces a solid, consistent quality of picture book. It's interactive, encouraging kids to fully engage with the text. The illustrations are simple but appealing.
Ploof is a friendly cloud. Just right blue and white illustrations introduce readers to Ploof who needs the readers help to feel better and puff himself up. Designed to be interactive in that the reader is give some tasks to make Ploof feel better.
We love Ploof! Who wouldn't love a shy cloud who is just looking for some friends? My kids and I love this type of book, with interactive portions and requests for the children to take action in some way. It keeps the kids engaged in the story and glued to the pages to see what happens next. Ploof is the cutest character, and this book is so much fun for the whole family!
Thanks to Netgalley and Tundra Books for the ARC of this interactive cloud picture book!
My 7-year old LOVED this so much! He interacted with all the pages, cheering for Ploof to do tricks, blowing to help Ploof get bigger, and doing a search and find for the little cloud. The art was absolutely adorable!
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are my own opinions.
Proof made me smile, and I can think of many kids that would love playing with Ploof too. Wonderful book to help kids learn by interacting.
Fun story with the cutest little cloud
Full disclosure: I was a first-year teacher at Ben Clanton’s high school his senior year. I’m not sure we ever actually spoke to each other.
This absolutely charming little book is perfect for reading with a little one on your lap. The various gestures prompted by the simple text will be fun to do together. The illustrations are cute, the pages uncluttered, and the story length just right for short little attention spans.
Ploof would be a perfect gift to welcome a new baby.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
This sweet interactive book for toddlers is just what you'd expect from the creator of the "Narwhal and Jelly" series - fun and adorable. Meet Ploof, a little cloud who can assume various shapes.
Your child will be encouraged to help Ploof by blowing on him, shaking him loose from a tree, and giving him a big old high five.
I suspect this is one that will be read again and again.
This book is adorable. I love the interactive quality of the text. I will be purchasing this and reading this with pre-k students. The illustrations are simple but so cute. This book is a MUST purchase for young elementary students.
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an eARC of this book. Younger elementary students will enjoy this cute and interactive book.
Very cute & interactive book. Good for all ages. I recommend not doing it before bedtime if you have kids like mine. It made them a tiny bit hyper. My 6 and 10 year old both enjoyed the book a lot though. They asked me if there was another Ploof book. Because there isn’t one (hopefully there will be in the future)- we read it a 2nd time in a row. Thank you NG & Penguin House Canada for allowing us an early read.
Super cute picture book, excellent for a fun read for curriculum on clouds. Would recommend for readers of all ages, though it might not appeal to Narwhal and Jelly readers as much as hoped.
A fun, interactive book for some of our youngest readers. The last few pages where readers are encouraged to play hide and seek with this little cloud were especially well done.
I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
An interactive picture book read on a little cloud called Ploof. From changing shapes to playing hide and seek, Ploof is always here to have fun. It's a book young children would love to read with their parents—a quick and adorable read, especially Ploof, which is fun at all times.
Ploof is a very cute interactive picturebook. A little cloud needs the readers help to do different tricks, like changing shapes, flying fast in the wind, and stopping raining. The illustrations give opportunities to identify feelings, identify animals and shapes, count, and a simple eye spy. Ploof would be a fun read aloud!
This interactive picture book has cute, simple illustrations and playful text. As kids interact with the book, such as by blowing, the next illustration shows how the cloud changes, and the book gives the cloud characterization and emotions as well. It's very cute and endearing, and I love the art is adorable. This is a little bit long for what it is, but because many of the scenarios are self-contained over just a couple pages, adults can modify the length for their child's attention span.
*Received as a free ARC*
Absolutely adorable. It's interactive, engaging, and cute. Will make kids really feel like they're being part of the story. We will absolutely be buying this for our library.
Ben Clanton and Andy Chou Musser have made something wonderful together in Ploof! Get ready to wave, make faces, and clap for Ploof in this charming, interactive picture book from two powerhouse creative minds.
Ploof invites readers to interact with the story. Each page offers a new activity for the reader. Readers will enjoy blowing on the book and clapping for Ploof the cloud. It introduces emotions such as shyness, fear and excitement.
This is a great, interactive book in a similar vein to "Mix it Up", however, it engages with the character on the page as if its a actual entity with feelings. It does an excellent job of connecting the child physically with Ploof's actions and experiences. I feel like it would be excellent for using in a pre-k classroom for SEL, and work with squirrelly kiddos to get them engaged. Thanks to Penguin Random House for an advanced copy!