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Author: Alizadeh, Kate
Sssh! Listen, what's that noise? Each room in a house has different noises and in this book the text and visual clues help a child experience the home through sound, which will be familiar to those children who are blind or partially sighted.
Kirkus Reviews (05/01/17)
School Library Journal (00/07/17)
The Hornbook (00/09/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2017 This appreciation of sound seeks to give the general reader and, as the jacket copy indicates, children who are blind or partially sighted greater awareness of auditory landmarks within their daily routines—though inconsistencies in onomatopoeia and an absence of nonvisual features limit its effectiveness slightly. The tour guide is a wild-haired, brown-skinned toddler of unspecified gender who lives in a house with their father, baby brother, dog, cat, and a host of doors, floors, plumbing fixtures, toys, and appliances. The child walks from room to room, introducing the sounds of each with, “Sssh! Listen, what’s that noise?” The objects in each room are boisterously colored and adorned with their appropriate sounds, written in unassuming gray type. The array of loud and soft sounds, like ping, clatter, purrrr, swish, and creeeaak, forms a brilliant catalog of household noises. The tour through the house goes from before dinner to bedtime, ending with the soft voice of the father reading a story and the zzzzzzz of the toddler’s snore. An ear-opening read for all youngsters. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 07/01/2017 Toddler-PreS—Creak, whoosh, whirr, bang, pitter patter, hum, click, scrunch. These are just a few of the sounds that create the rhythms of daily life. An adorable little girl along with her father and baby brother moves through the activities of a busy, fun-filled day—cooking and eating breakfast, playing, bathing, reading, and more. All of these activities create a striking combination of noises. Each object on the page is clearly labeled with its unique sound, making for an entertaining read. The illustrations are bright, bold, warm, and inviting. The characters are happy and lively, and their experiences are relatable. VERDICT Younger listeners will enjoy this as a read-aloud, while slightly older children may want to add their own objects and sounds to the story as an extension. The ultimate early picture book of onomatopoeia.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.