What's That Sound? By the Sea

What's That Sound? By the Sea

by Sheryl McFarlane, Kim LaFave
     
 


Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Silver Medal, 2007 - Board Book Category

Canadian Toy Testing Council's top 10 "Great Books" of the year, 2007

What does it sound like by the sea?


The wind WHISTLES, sea lions BELLOW, and tugboats RUMBLE.

Little ones will delight in turning the sturdy pages of these books full of sound.

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Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Silver Medal, 2007 - Board Book Category

Canadian Toy Testing Council's top 10 "Great Books" of the year, 2007

What does it sound like by the sea?


The wind WHISTLES, sea lions BELLOW, and tugboats RUMBLE.

Little ones will delight in turning the sturdy pages of these books full of sound.

The What's That Sound? 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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
This board book with its cartoon-style illustrations really must be read aloud since the emphasis is on sounds. Kids go to the beach and supposedly hear a fog horn (but that would not be much of a beach day), watch waves lap against the shore, listen to the seagulls squawk, and hear boats as they pull their ropes and let out creaks when secured to the dock, It is not easy to get the sound concept across to kids, especially if they have not yet been to the beach. The book might be more effective with older special needs kids who find board books easier to manipulate. Part of the "What's that sound?" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550419573
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
08/04/2006
Series:
What's That Sound? Series
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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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