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What's That Sound? At The Circus

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What does the circus sound like? Elephants THUNDER and THUMP, tigers ROAR, and a DRUM ROLLLLLL announces the flying trapeze.

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Overview

What does the circus sound like? Elephants THUNDER and THUMP, tigers ROAR, and a DRUM ROLLLLLL announces the flying trapeze.

These board books serve a dual purpose for inquisitive little ones. Not only do they link noises to objects but they encourage the association of meaning to letters on a page - the first, crucial step for developing reading skills

Author Sheryl McFarlane's rhythmic, read-aloud text is perfectly complemented by Kim LaFave's bright, colourful scenes. A glorious book with plenty of sounds for little noise makers everywhere.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The cartoon-style illustrations in this board book, which is part of the "What's that sound?" series, are not as engaging as its companion book By the Sea. This board book really must be read aloud since the emphasis is on sounds. Kids go to the circus where poodles howl a song, drums roll, tigers snap and roar, and the fans clap because they do not want the show to end. Parents and caregivers will have to make an extra effort to bring the sounds out and share the excitement of an event that little ones may have yet to experience—attending a circus performance. The book might be more effective with older special needs kids who find board books easier to manipulate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550419597
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/5/2006
  • Series: What's That Sound? Series
  • Edition description: BOARD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 20
  • Age range: 1 - 3 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 5.24 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheryl McFarlane has lived on the West Coast of Canada since 1974. She is the award-winning author of many books for children. She is the former chair of the Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable as well as a past editor of their quarterly newsletter. Sheryl enjoys visiting schools across the country and frequently speaks on topics related to children's literature. A former teacher, she has produced two Children's Book Festivals in Victoria, BC where she now lives with her three daughters.

Award-winning illustrator Kim LaFave has illustrated many books for children including Big Ben, We'll All Go Sailing, We'll All Go Flying and the early readers Emma's Emu, Andrew's Magnificent Mountain of Mittens and Andrew - Catch That Cat!. Kim lives with his family in Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

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