by Liesbet Slegers
A short board book for little ones, Sounds is about some everyday noises. Each page starts with the sound, asks What\’s that sound? identifies it, and then gives a little information. The ambulance drives very fast, the vacuum cleaner sucks up dirt, the airplane flies in the sky, etc. Other sounds are a ticking clock, ringing telephone and chirping bird. The pictures are simple and colorful, showing a toddler either looking at or holding the object making the sound. On the last page, the airplane noise is represented with a Rrroarrr! Unfortunately, my airplane roar sounds pretty much like my lion roar so the baby always turns around and looks at me with surprise. Older daughter was listening to us read this book and she suggested a plane sounds more like a big whooosh! or rumble. But I always forget and do the roar anyways. It\’s funny to see the baby look astonished as if she\’s thinking: what are you doing mommy? that\’s the lion noise.
rating: 3/5 ……. 12 pages, 2011