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What Noise Do I Make?

by Brian McLachlan

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sounds, imagination & play, humorous stories
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list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2016
ISBN:9781771471503
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

We all know dogs bark woof and cats mew meow — but what noises do ostriches or peacocks or kookaburras make?

Stumped? Look no further for the answers than this engaging and interactive book born from the research and imagination of cartoonist Brian McLachlan. What Noise Do I Make? introduces readers to an exotic range of animals and, with the turn of a page (and a heavy dose of humor), shows what noise the animal makes. For instance: did you know alligators go WOARRRRGH, walruses go HOARF, and zebras go: squirp squirp!

The simple concept is skillfully and hilariously executed with phonetic spelling, hand-lettered sound effects, expressive line work, and offbeat color choices. Subtle gags for the preschool set are woven throughout the pages: animals with mistaken voice identities, a silent giraffe, and a group of primates going wild. The last spread—a city scene—shows that humans make plenty of noises, too.

This book is guaranteed to provoke a giggle and encourage participation while supporting the early learning processes of inquiry, observation, interpretation, and play.

About the Author

Brian McLachlan

BRIAN McLACHLAN is a regular contributor to OWL Magazine, has numerous freelance clients, and is the comic artist behind the series Princess Planet. His sense of humor puts the "comic" back in "comic book." He lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
2 to 5
Grade:
p to 5
Awards
  • , Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens
Editorial Reviews

"Charming and interactive...a refreshing take on the typical infant animal book. Simple, elegant, and fun, What Noise Do I Make? begs to be read aloud--just not in a quiet zone! Highly recommended."

— Canadian Review of Materials

"McLachlan shows an astute understanding of how to produce belly laughs in the young; this funny read-aloud would also be a terrific prelude to a zoo visit."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Each drawing is cheerful, full of action and should prove very appealing to young readers... An excellent learning tool for the beginning reader."

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