What does the circus sound like? Elephants THUNDER and THUMP, tigers ROAR, and a DRUM ROLLLLLL announces the flying trapeze. These board books serve a dual purpose for inquisitive little ones. Not onl
What does the circus sound like? Elephants THUNDER and THUMP, tigers ROAR, and a DRUM ROLLLLLL announces the flying trapeze.
These board books serve a dual purpose for inquisitive little ones. Not only do they link noises to objects but they encourage the association of meaning to letters on a page - the first, crucial step for developing reading skills
Author Sheryl McFarlane's rhythmic, read-aloud text is perfectly complemented by Kim LaFave's bright, colourful scenes. A glorious book with plenty of sounds for little noise makers everywhere.
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"What's That Sound? At the Circus
is the perfect little board book. Its size is comfortable and accessible for hands of all sizes, and its bold colors are attractive and inviting. The story includes sights and sounds that captivate even the shortest of attention spans. . .
. . . It will quickly become a beloved favorite. The good news is there are three more in the series (In the City, On the Farm, By the Sea
) and hopefully many more to come."
— Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book
From a review for both What's That Sound? At the Circus and What's That Sound? By the Sea by CM Magazine:
"These two new titles in the "What's That Sound" board book series are excellent introductions to descriptive sound words as well as springboards to discussions about the circus and the sea - both of which may be novel situations for toddlers. The illustrations in these two books are wonderful. LaFave has created eye-catching and colourful pictures with just enough detail to stimulate questions and discussion. . . These two books with their rollicking rhymes, loving endings, interesting illustrations, and invitations to cozy conversations are sure to be sought out whenever it is time for a good read."
— CM Magazine
"What's that Sound? At the Circus is full of sounds to delight the ears of the youngest readers. The board book helps them link noises to objects and encourage them to associate meanings with letters on the page."
— The Examiner (Peterborough)
"Toddlers hardly need to be encouraged to make sounds! But do it anyway, with What's that Sound? board books. Ok, sounds aren't the stuff kids are supposed to know by kindergarten, but these are lots of fun!"
— Hi-Rise Newspaper
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Sheryl McFarlane has lived on the West Coast of Canada since 1974. She is the award-winning author of many books for children. She is the former chair of the Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable as well as a past editor of their quarterly newsletter. Sheryl enjoys visiting schools across the country and frequently speaks on topics related to children's literature. A former teacher, she has produced two Children's Book Festivals in Victoria, BC where she now lives with her three daughters.
Award-winning illustrator Kim LaFave has illustrated many books for children including Big Ben, We'll All Go Sailing, We'll All Go Flying and the early readers Emma's Emu, Andrew's Magnificent Mountain of Mittens and Andrew - Catch That Cat!. Kim lives with his family in Roberts Creek, British Columbia.