Listen to Our World
Written by Bill, Jr Martin, Michael Sampson
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
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Listen to Our World by Bill, Jr Martin, Michael SampsonFrom beloved storytellers Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson and with shimmering illustrations by Caldecott Honor- artist Melissa Sweet comes a celebration of the animals all around us! Squawk! Hiss! Grr! Roar! Big, small, black, brown-all kinds of animals make their home in our world. From the jungle to the mountains, the desert to the ocean, listen and you just might hear the sounds they make!
! Listen! Listen!appear in the sky above. A page turn shows a parrot and three nestlings ( Around a giant kapok tree, bright parrots flit and fly. The rain forest is their world ). In vertically and horizontally oriented spreads, readers see families of Gila monsters, bald eagles, kangaroos, elephants, whales, and more, all shown where they live, all making noises to listen for. At last, the tale comes full circle as a mother bids her child good night. Caldecott Honor artist Sweet's (The Right Word) artwork has a primitive, folk-art feel in line with her earlier books, with dreamy, subdued shades of green and blue throughout. Ages 4-8. -- Publishers Weekly January 4, 2016 PreS-Gr 1-On the title page of this simple and thoroughly inviting picture book, the universe appears vast and quiet, but zoom down to Earth and there are a great many habitats and inhabitants that make up our world. Listen! Listen! Listen! mommies say to their little ones, as each page turn reveals a colorful spread depicting a specific ecosystem, related animal family, and appropriate animal sound. Around a giant kapok tree, bright parrots flit and fly. The rain forest is their world. Squawk! Squawk! Squawk! At first glance, Martin and Sampson's repetitive phrasing results in a text that seems almost mundane, lacking the bounce that makes Martin's Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? such a pleasure to read aloud. Yet this book is so visually rich that children will quickly be searching the pages for words to shout. Some sounds are familiar ( Hiss!
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28th July 2016
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