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Listen to Our World

Listen to Our World

Sleeping children dream about kangaroos hopping in the savanna, alligators gliding through the swamp, and other animals and their homes.

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ISBN 9781442454729
Barcode 9781442454729
Published 1 May 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Martin, Bill, Jr.
By Sampson, Michael
Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa
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ISBN-13 9781442454729
ISBN-10 1442454725
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date 1 May 2016
International Publication Date 15 March 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Martin, Bill, Jr.
By Sampson, Michael
Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa
Category Animal Stories
Animals
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 279mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 433g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Animals - Habitations
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 646339

Description of this Book

Sleeping children dream about kangaroos hopping in the savanna, alligators gliding through the swamp, and other animals and their homes.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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! Roar! ), while others offer readers something new( Weee-aaa! ), but all are engaging and fun to repeat. Once again, Sweet has masterfully combined watercolor, handmade papers, pencil, and paint to create horizontally and vertically oriented pages that are a feast of color, shape, expression, movement, and, of course, sound. Further facts about the 11 habitats and animals are provided at the end. VERDICT A delightful introduction to the variety of environments that make up the world we live in. Highly recommended.--School Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW* February 2016

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Author's Bio

Bill Martin Jr (1916-2004) has been called America's favorite children's author. He wrote more than 300 books for children, including the classic texts Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, illustrated by Eric Carle; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Michael Sampson is a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two books for young children, including Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 and The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry. He and Bill Martin Jr wrote many popular books together, including Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Michael Sampson lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children's books, including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails; Carmine: A Little More Red, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; and Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

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