Babble / Swoosh / Roar and WHOOSH!
The roar of a waterfall, the chirp of insects, the thump of a heartbeat—sound is all around us! Rhyming text and atmospheric illustrations present four children in different parts of the world who encounter all sorts of sounds.
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Average rating from 23 members
Beautiful vivid illustrations and rhyming that is easy to follow. Pictures from all over the world are included taking kids to places they’ve never been. I loved that there’s an explanation of the science of sound at the end of the book. Highly recommend! Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this early!
This book shows sounds that are made by different animals and natural things all around the world. The illustrations are lush and vivid, and they were beautiful! I really enjoyed the sound words used and could see children wanting to repeat them and add extra special emphasis. I particularly enjoyed the cultural representation in this book and could imagine children finding themselves and their friends on these pages. Another awesome thing about this book was the learning extension in the last few pages. The science of sound is fascinating and provides another way for the children reading this book to connect to the material. The volcano information was just icing on the cake. I'd happily add this to my classroom library.
What a delightfully illustrated book, I want to purchase several and hang them up. It had just enough words to keep a small child interested without taking away from the pictures. This will be added to my home library as soon as it’s available in print.
Beautiful illustrations that really bring the reader into the book and help them to feel the sounds they are describing. It shows so many different sounds from all over the world, and in the end ties all the children that were throughout the book together in a way to really show that sounds are everywhere and we all experience them. Love the couple pages of facts at the end. While it may be a bit advance for the younger age this book seems to be targeted for, it is great for the adults reading it to help explain some to them.
This is a beautiful book that explores the wonders of the sounds all around us. My children would love both sounds and the vibrant pictures. I’ve already added it to my wishlist to purchase when it’s released!
This is a great book to introduce children to onomatopoeia. As an TEFL teacher, one of the fun time killers at the end of class was "in English a rooster sounds like "cock-a-doodle-doo", what sound does a rooster make in your language?" This would be a great book to accompany that. The illustrations were absolutely beautiful. This would be a fun bedtime story for children, also.
5 ⭐️ // Originally, Rumble and Roar caught my attention because of the beautiful book cover, and I was pleasantly surprised by this children’s book. The main section of this book shares sounds heard around the world, and the end tells the science of sound and other related topics. Even as an adult, I learned more about how the ear works, and I especially enjoyed the “fun fact” bubbles. At first, I thought the book would be best for younger kids, but science section would be interesting for older kids as well. The illustrations were muted but colorful, and the artist did a beautiful job of including diversity into the story. The pictures reminded me of an animal magnet set I bought from Anthropology, so I can easily see the book being sold there. I would purchase this book for any child under 10 years old in my life. Thank you for providing me an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, NetGalley.