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Sounds All Around
     

Sounds All Around

by Wendy Pfeffer, Holly Keller (Illustrator)
 

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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.

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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:
9780060277123
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.39(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Wendy Pfeffer enjoyed early careers as a teacher and a nursery school director. She now devotes her time to writing and conducting workshops on creative writing for both adults and children. She is the author of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Sounds All Around as well as The Gooney War and Popcorn Park Zoo. Ms. Pfeffer lives in Pennington, New Jersey.

Anna Chernyshova is the illustrator of the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Sounds All Around. She graduated from the Cambridge School of Art’s MA program in children’s book illustration in 2015. She currently lives in Cambridge, England, with her family and their dog. Anna’s daughter constantly inspires new illustrations with her antics.

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