Sounds All Around

Sounds All Around

by Wendy Pfeffer, Holly Keller
     
 

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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.

Author Biography: Wendy Pfeffer has written several other books for children,including From Tadpole to Frog and What's It Like to Be a Fish? both illustrated by Holly Keller. Ms.

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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.

Author Biography: Wendy Pfeffer has written several other books for children,including From Tadpole to Frog and What's It Like to Be a Fish? both illustrated by Holly Keller. Ms. Pfeffer lives in Pennington, NJ.

Holly Keller has illustrated Let's Go Rock Collecting by Roma Gans and You're Aboard Spaceship Earth by Patricia Lauber, as well as her own books starring Horace and Geraldine. Ms. Keller lives in West Redding, CT.

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) .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613121293
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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