A humorous reference guide to word play around the world offers an international selection of onomatopoeia, ranging from the sound of a dripping faucet in Chinese and the Arabic expression of disgust to the morning cries of French roosters. 25,000 first printing.
Award-winning authors and artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv achieve a remarkable fusion of the scientific exploration of the phenomenon of sound with a philosophic reflection on its nature that will appeal to inquisitive children looking to learn more about science and nature. A stunning sequence of rich infographics provoke the reader to listen . . . learn . . . and think. Whether it’s hearing noise, music, speech . . . or silence, no one will come away from these pages without experiencing sound with new ears and a fresh understanding.
Mister Pip the cat had a busy night and he’s looking forward to getting some sleep. All he needs is somewhere quiet to lie down. He tries all his favorite spots for snoozing, but between the monstrous VROOOM of the vacuum cleaner, the persistent RING-RING of the telephone, and the incessant COO COO of canoodling pigeons, he is disturbed and awakened over and over again. Not even his favorite plant can offer Mister Pip the solace he needs. Will Mister Pip ever find a peaceful place to rest his head? Thereza Rowe’s stylishly illustrated story is sure to strike a chord with preschoolers who will love making the book’s sounds out loud as much as they’ll adore Mister Pip himself.
The barnyard animals on Old MacDonald’s and Senor Pancho’s farms have a hard time communicating. MacDonald’s rooster says cock-a-doodle-doo! While Senor Pancho’s gallo says quiquirquí. The English-speaking chick says peep, peep, but el pollito says pio, pio. Then the cow says moo and la vaca says mu! Maybe they’re not so different after all! So all the animals come together for a barnyard fiesta, because dancing is a universal language.
Despite his father’s wishes, a Moroccan carpet seller’s son doesn’t want to learn foreign languages, but when trying to make a rooster crow in a crowded, tourist-filled market, he inadvertently learns how roosters crow in many countries.
Checkers and Dot on the Farm follows Checkers and Dot to the farm, where they meet some animal friends and learn some new animal sounds.
This bilingual account of animals of the Southwestern desert and the sounds they make feature double-page spreads with text written in both English and Spanish. Ideal for reading aloud. Full-color illustrations.
Park and Durango present the sounds people make to express such things as distaste, laughter, and surprise. The outer pages of the foldouts detail people sounds in various languages and dialects, such as Danish, Yoruba, Korean, and Farsi. These words and phrases, surrounded by pastel borders, are accompanied by children expressing these sounds with clear facial expressions and gestures.
Daisy and her little brother Pip encounter many different animals as they look all over the farm for the Beastie from Grandpa’s story. Filled with fun barnyard sounds, this read-aloud story has a reassuring end.
In English, the duck says, Quack, quack! But in French, the duck says, Kwang, kwang! This book introduces the sounds of a dog, a frog, a duck, and a rooster as pronounced in English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.