Mice Squeak, We Speak

Mice Squeak, We Speak


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This delightful poem with art from renowned illustrator Tomie dePaola is a perfect first book for sharing with young children.

Crickets creak. Mice squeak. Sheep baa. But I SPEAK!

Three children lead us through a menagerie of animals and the sounds they make. Young children won't be able to resist roaring, hooting, and neighing along!

* "DePaola's exuberant illustrations in his best folk-art style will have kids joining in and shouting out the words."—Booklist, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698118737
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 186,726
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 220L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Arnold Shapiro is the author of charmingly insightful picture books such as Mice Squeak, We Speak and Who Says That?

Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books.  Tomie has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona, and a Newbery Honor for his autobiographical chapter book, 26 Fairmount Avenue. The American Library Association said: “His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story.” He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

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Mice Squeak, We Speak 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
mickmyster13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute book. I like all the picture of the different animals and children saying what they say. This is a good practice book for learning animal names and sounds. Children can make each animal sound when you read each page, they can also say a certain phrase when you come to the pages that say we speak and we say. This would be a good book for infants to kindergarten. I would love to see if this book is made in a small infant size book.
fullerl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun story that introduces the sounds made by over twenty different animals while pointing out that there are several ways to refer to the sounds humans make: speak, say, and talk. The illustrations are simple, yet visually interesting and the text has a pleasant rhythm and rhyming pattern. This book is one that young children will love to memorize and recite along with the reader.
jenvid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This poem comes to life with dePaola's beautiful illustrations. I loved the bright colors, and I know it will attract the student's attention. For a school setting, I would read this book out loud during story time. I would have my students repeat the animal sounds that are covered in the book. Afterwards, they can draw their own favorite animal and write what sound does that animal make.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviews different animal sounds using rhyming words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the favorite books of my ten-month-old. I find it odd that the recommended age range is 5-6, although children of that age may still enjoy it.