Animal Sounds

Hello day!

By Anita Lobel

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Various animals greet the sunrise in their own unique voices, except for the owl who welcomes the night.
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What the ladybug heard

By Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (Illustrator)

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Although much quieter than the farm animals that moo, cluck, or oink, a gentle ladybug is instrumental in foiling a plan to steal the farm's prize-winning cow.
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Everywhere a moo, moo

By Old MacDonald had a farm

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The words to "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" are accompanied by photographs of the named barnyard animals.
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Mommies say shhh!

By Patricia Polacco

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Animals make many different noises, but when they make too much noise their mommies quiet them down.
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Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig; illustrated by Marc Brown

Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig

As the sun sets, the animals in the farmyard should be settling down for the night. But in Lindsey Craig’s Farmyard Beat:

“Chicks can’t sleep. Chicks can’t sleep.
Chicks can’t sleep
‘cause they got that beat.”

And so begins a toe-tapping dance party where each animal’s noisy contribution to the beat wakes up another. The chicks go peep and wake up sheep. Cat’s purr and meow wake up cow. The racket grows until it is so loud that Farmer Sue comes to investigate the noise. Of course, she joins in and the entire farmyard dances to the beat until they “fall in a heap. Asleep.”

Clickety-Clack

By Robert Spence, III

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A train gets noisier and more crowded as quacking ducks, dancing acrobats, talking yaks, and packs of elephants board. JE Fic Spe

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The Squeaky, Creaky Bed

By Pat Thomson, illustrated by Niki Daly

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A cumulative tale about a little boy who cannot fall asleep in the noisy old bed at his grandparents' house.
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Bark, George

By Jules Feiffer

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George can meow, quack, oink and moo, but he can't bark. A visit to the vet gets to the bottom of the problem - or does it? JE Fic Fei

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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