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Say Something

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  1,464 ratings  ·  256 reviews
The world needs your voice.
If you have a brilliant idea...say something!
If you see an injustice...say something!

In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices. Perfect for kid
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Orchard Books
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Jon Nakapalau
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Powerful and inspiring - teaching children that there voice is important and should be heard!
Sarah Krajewski
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely a must read! My son says this book deserves a “bonus star” 🌟 because it shows you how important your voice can be.
Scottsdale Public Library
Peter Reynolds has crafted an exceptional way to express that there are many ways to use your voice. Bold and bright illustrations make the intangible seem more concrete for younger readers. I like how many forms of sharing and communicating are presented in this book, and the overall message that what kids have to say should be heard and valued. What a great read for K-3 classrooms! See also Word Collector by this same author and The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts for mor ...more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Peter Reynolds challenges children to say something, to speak up when children see a lonely person or someone being hurt, to write a poem, to draw something, to help others understand. It's a message children need to hear. An empowering book for children. ...more
Richie Partington
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks
Richie’s Picks: SAY SOMETHING by Peter H. Reynolds, Scholastic/Orchard Books, February 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-545-86503-6

“Oh, look outside the window, there’s a woman bein’ grabbed
They’ve dragged her to the bushes, and now she’s bein’ stabbed
Maybe we should call the cops and try to stop the pain
But Monopoly is so much fun, I’d hate to blow the game”
--Phil Ochs, “Outside of a Small Circle of Friends” (1967)

“So we are speaking up for those who don’t have anyone listening to them, for those who ca
Nadia L. Hohn
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This! I am loving the crop of picture books about activism for children. It's really what we need right now and is warming my heart. I know that Peter H. Reynolds wrote The Word Collector which I still have not read yet but I know that it has swept up a huge amount of picture book awards. Say Something reminds me of the ad I always see in the NYC Metro. "If you see something, say something." Young readers are encouraged to speak up and say something and given several everyday scenarios that they ...more
Karyn Ann
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Delightful in all ways.
Cheriee Weichel
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous! Wonderful! Important!
Apr 26, 2019 added it
Shelves: picture-books, 2019
Everyone has a voice.
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-with-kids
This is good but maybe for a group older than PreK
Jeremy Bauer
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best baby/kids book I’ve read yet
Stacy Renee  (LazyDayLit)
Say Something is such a wonderful and important picture book! It's all about using your voice, speaking up, sharing your ideas, expressing yourself, and making the world a kinder and more peaceful place.

This is such a great reminder to all of the importance of speaking up for ourselves and others, speaking out about injustices, and putting meaningful and kind words out into the world. Words matter!

We loved the colorful backgrounds, all the thought bubbles, and the diverse illustrated individuals
This wonderfully upbeat book lets all young readers know that their stories matter and that everyone has something to say. It also validates all forms of expression so that anybody can be a part of the conversation, from shy and quiet folks to those who are bold and daring, from those who are writers, or artists, or musicians, and on and on. Sharing this book with kids would be a great way to talk about ways to share our stories and our ideas.
Ms. Arca
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
For me as a me— this is 3 stars. The tempo isn’t my favorite and I’m a curmudgeon who is now a picture book snob.

For me sharing this with a student or child — likely 4 or 5 stars.
I think kids will hear the way Reynolds wrote about using your voice and feel affirmed by it, get chatty with examples from their own lives using his examples, and enjoy the way it’s presented overall.
Hope Decker
This is the first book that I’ve read by the author and I have a lot more on order at my library. I think it is a great one for teaching kids what a good friend looks like. Not only does it promote kindness on every page, it encourages kids to find their voices and use them however they can. Great for pre k through upper elementary I would say.
A heartfelt picture book that will spark thought provoking discussions about how each of us has a unique voice. Each two page spread is a poster with a bold message that is intended to heal and transform the world around us. An inspiring book for all ages.

Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Bo and Pirada
Here's a great little picture book about the power of your voice. Specific examples are illustrated- and show how to say something with and without using your voice. Teach your littles how to make a statement, stand up for others, and stand up for themselves. ...more
Ms. B
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, 2019, picture
The picture book companion to Michelle Obama's Becoming. ...more
Michele Knott
A book to share over and over and over.
Aliza Werner
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Words matter. Speak up and say something...for yourself and others.
Mandy Robek
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books, 2019
A must read, a must own, a must reread!
Book Buying With Katie
I love children's books SO MUCH. And this is maybe one of the most beautiful I've ever read. I'm crying. It's fine. Also--the author dedicated it to Emma Gonzalez. And that's really friggin cool. ...more
Beth Honeycutt
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks, Angie Hull! Bought it!
Mary Lee
Must-read and must-use with students to encourage them to use their voices to make the world better!
A fantastic book by a fantastic author/illustrator. Peter Reynolds hits the nail on the head with this picture book about speaking out for yourself and others.

Highly recommended for storytime.
Kathy Mathey
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Perfect to spark discussions for all ages.
Ginny Daniels
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this one! All about all the ways to “say” something even through actions. A must-have for character education.
Mrs. Mazzola
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Feel-good message book perfect for SEL lessons and empowering students to share their voice.
Books on Stereo
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Say Something

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Peter H. Reynolds

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A brilliant introduction on the power of words.
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Say Something is a book encouraging people to say something. It explains how for some people it is easy to talk and for others it is sometimes hard to say something. This book describes the different ways people can use their voices, through painting, through whispering, by helping someone, by planting a garden, by writing a poem, or by wearing something with confidence. This book also talks about the importance of saying something even when you feel as if no one is listening. Your ideas matter ...more
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