Greetings, Floof!

Kids Can. Jun. 2024. 32p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781525307232.
PreS–Dr. Greta Goodnote introduces readers to Floof, a visitor from the planet Ploof. Listeners to the story are asked to wave hello and introduce Floof to cuddly earth animals. Unfortunately, it begins to rain, leading to issues with Floof’s already fluffy hair. Listeners must take action to ensure Floof doesn’t over-ploof! The operation is successful, but then in his jumping for joy, Floof bumps his head on a branch. The solution? Blow Floof a kiss, of course! This excites Floof so much that he rushes home to Ploof to share this new concept with his fellow Ploofians. Hong has written a cheerfully interactive title. Listeners are invited to shake the book, open and close the cover, blow Floof dry, and blow a kiss. Smith’s illustrations have been created digitally and are shades of blue and yellow. This color scheme lends a mid-century modern feel, as does Dr. Greta’s blue semi-beehive updo. Dr. Greta has light brown skin; Floof is lavender with blue highlights.
VERDICT Great addition for libraries seeking interactive picture books.

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