Friday, April 6, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Friday :-)

Animal Sound Mix-up
Written by Connie Arnold illustrated by Kit Grady (North Carolina gals)
Guardian Angel Publishing                        
Suitable For:
Ages 4 and up
Animal sounds and why animals make the sounds they do
What if a lion said meow. . .
or if a donkey said bow-wow?
Wouldn't it seem quite funny now
if they became mixed up somehow?
What if a mouse began to roar,
wouldn't it seem stronger than before?
Or if an elephant gave a squeak
might it seem to be quite weak?
Synopsis: (From the back of the book)
Can you imagine what the world would be like if animals each made completely different sounds than expected? That would be such an amazing surprise, and how crazy it would seem if this were to happen! 
Why I loved it:
Connie has quite a way with words in this precious story and Kit's art is bright and vivid and the characters come to life in this wonderful book. The rhyme is beautiful and the story covers all types of animals.
This book can be very useful in teaching beginning sounds to young kidlets and teaching them the real sounds that the animals make. And Guardian Angel Publishing has a free stuff link that has lots of coloring pages.
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  1. Great PPBF selection, Robyn. This book is so funny...and little ones will find it hilarious. A great activity might be to have the kids put together their own "impossible" combinations.

  2. It sounds like a lot of fun!

    Enjoy your Easter weekend my friend.

  3. The whole idea of this book sounds hysterical! Thanks for telling us about it!

  4. This looks like a very fun book for the little ones! Funny and educational :) Thanks for adding it to our list!

  5. We used to play a game like this with our boys, pretending an animal made a sound other than the one it makes. It was fun :) This book sounds like it would fit right in with that pretend play!

  6. I've read lots of great things about this book.

  7. This could result in a whole new way of singing "Old McDonald Had a Farm." What fun!

  8. That anonymous "Old McDonald" comment was mine. I hit the wrong button.

  9. Too clever! I so often find myself thinking, "Inwish I had written that"!

  10. Yay! One I haven't read. Will check out. Thanks!

  11. Robyn, Love the cover as it looks like they are singing in a chorus. This sounds like a very funny book for kids. I can just hear them making all the sounds. Great selection.

  12. Very creative. Love it! Thanks, Robyn.

  13. Sounds like a perfect one for kiddo. Plus you had me at the first line...

  14. This sounds like such fun -- and great food for thought and discussion, as well.

    (Your link in the linky list leads to your blog rather than to this post specifically...)

  15. Hi Robyn, this sounds perfect for toddlers and little children who always find absurdities comic and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

  16. This sounded like a fun book. Quirky way of looking at things. loved the bright coloured illustrations to.

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  18. This sounds fun! I like the rhythm of the lines you posted-very catchy!

  19. Thank you so much for sharing about Animal Sound Mix-up, Robyn! It's such a fun book to share with children. My husband, Tom, and I do readings at preschools with him doing the animal sounds and the kids have a great time with it. It's very rewarding to see their smiles and hear their laughter! Kit's illustrations are amazing!

  20. Thank you for your comments about Animal Sound Mix-up, everyone! It's a fun book, inspired by my sweet little grandchildren. I'm thankful to have been inspired to write it, and to Guardian Angel Publishing, as well as Kit Grady for her terrific illustrations. I'm so glad you appreciate the idea of it!

  21. I have seen one in my local bookstore before. I guess I'll check it out.


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