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What's That Sound? In the City
     

What's That Sound? In the City

by Sheryl McFarlane
 

Wherever you live, in the middle of a big city or on a farm, toddlers revel in the unique cacophony of noisy delights that surround them every day. In the city, garbage trucks CLATTER and CLANG, car horns go BEEP, BEEP, and sirens WAIL. On the farm, tractors RUMBLE, QUAKING ducks SPLISH SPLASH, and Pigs SNORT, SNORT, SQUEAL.

Even if you live far away from

Overview

Wherever you live, in the middle of a big city or on a farm, toddlers revel in the unique cacophony of noisy delights that surround them every day. In the city, garbage trucks CLATTER and CLANG, car horns go BEEP, BEEP, and sirens WAIL. On the farm, tractors RUMBLE, QUAKING ducks SPLISH SPLASH, and Pigs SNORT, SNORT, SQUEAL.

Even if you live far away from farms or cities, it won't be long before any toddler understands the sounds and finds the corresponding objects before it's time to turn the page. And finally, a quiet kiss or hug awaits them at the end of each book-the best little sounds of all.

These bright, colorful 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 in developing young readers.

Author Sheryl McFarlane's rhythmic read-aloud text is perfectly complimented by Kim LaFave's bright and colorful scenes. A glorious pair of books for little noisemakers everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
"Hey listen! What's that sound?" So begins a pair of titles exploring the sounds of urban and rural locales. What's That Sound? In the City by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Kim LaFave, features rhymed noises of a bustling downtown: "Down at the deli, dishes go crash/ Slurping milkshakes, ringing up the cash." The sounds found in the duo's What's That Sound? On the Farm are equally spirited. LaFave's cartoon illustrations utilize inventive perspectives and suggestive details, such as the soft shadow of towering buildings cast over children at recess. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550418125
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Series:
What's That Sound?
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(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 books by many authors including Sarah Ellis, Richard Thompson, and Kenneth Oppel. Kim received a Governor General's Award for Amos's Sweater and was a finalist for We'll All Go Sailing. He lives in Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

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