Phil Cummings & Nina Rycroft
Kane Miller, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
his picture book emits a cacophony of sound. It begins with a '
' as a little mouse, sitting in the kitchen, strikes a spoon against a cup.
Shhh! Listen! What's that sound?
' Now the cat joins in, taking a bigger spoon and hitting an empty container lid.
n the twitch of a whisker, a pig, chicken and goat join the impromptu jam session. As they move outdoors, other critters hear the sound and begin nodding their heads and tapping their toes.
s you turn the pages, the group gets larger and larger. Midway into the book you'll suddenly discover the impromptu duo has morphed into a full animal marching band with uniforms and a whole range of instruments. They are playing so loudly that everyone in the barnyard can hear them.
he text is pretty much limited to '
' and other similar sounds, but that makes this book even more fun. Your child can join in with a '
Hey- ho! Tra-la-la! Ring! Ding! Clickety-click!
' as he or she participates in the animals' band.
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