by Bill Martin & Michael Sampson; illus. by Melissa Sweet
40 pages; ages 4-8
Simon & Schuster Kids, 2016
themes: animals, nonfiction
In the morning, Mommy gives us wake up kisses and says, "Good morning, little one. Can you hear the sounds of our world?"
Through the pages we visit different habitats and listen to the animals that live there: monkeys, parrots, gila monsters. Sometimes the sounds we hear are calls and songs, sometimes they are the clicks and thumps of movement.
Beyond the Book
Go on a listening hike. What sorts of noises so the animals in your neighborhood make? Go for a walk and... listen to the birds, cats, dogs, people, even the flies trapped inside on a winter day. Write down the sounds they make - or try to record them. Can you imitate their sounds?
Make some art! Use bits of left-over holiday wrapping paper and cards to create some animal collages of your own.
Listen to whale sounds here. You can learn more about Penguins and listen to their sounds here.