Sounds All Around

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Sounds are all around us.

Clap your hands, snap your fingers: You're making sounds. Read and find out how people and animals use different kinds of sounds to communicate.

Explains how sounds are made and the purposes they serve for both humans and other animals.

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Overview

Sounds are all around us.

Clap your hands, snap your fingers: You're making sounds. Read and find out how people and animals use different kinds of sounds to communicate.

Explains how sounds are made and the purposes they serve for both humans and other animals.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Chernak
Crinkle-crunch through the dry leaves, clatter some pans, splish-splash in a puddle: you're creating sounds in so many ways! The ones that come from your mouth originate in your throat, and delicious concepts about vibration and volume are explained especially for preschoolers, who delight in chattering, screaming, whispering and creating outlandish sounds of all types. The bright and charming pictures show how bats, whales and other animals communicate, how drums send messages, and how decibels can be exciting or dangerous. Enrichment ideas and do-it-yourself activities round out this very worthwhile book, a "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out-About," Stage 1.
Kirkus Reviews
This appealing Stage 1 title in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series provides a simple explanation of sounds and hearing. Beginning with snaps, claps, and whistles, Pfeffer describes how sound waves vibrate through the air, and how tiny bones in the ear vibrate. She also explains how animals hear, from bats and echolocation to whales using sound waves to locate their young in the ocean, and notes that sound waves travel through the solid ground as well as air and water. Keller's charming illustrations show very young children, so the title may not draw in older readers. Still, with its suggestions for activities and clear language, it's a welcome addition to the series. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8) .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451772
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 131,685
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.87 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Pfeffer is the author of several titles in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including From Tadpole to Frog, What's It Like to Be a Fish?, From Seed to Pumpkin, Sounds All Around, Wiggling Worms at Work, Dolphin Talk, and Life in a Coral Reef. She lives in Pennington, New Jersey.

Holly Keller is the creator of many popular books for children, including the Horace books, Farfallina & Marcel, and Help! In applauding her work, School Library Journal noted that she is "an author/artist who truly understands children." Holly Keller lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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