Friday, August 2, 2013
Noisy Bug Sing-Along!
Noisy Bug Sing-Along
by John Himmelman
32 pages; ages 3 - 8
Dawn Publications, 2013
One thing about summer - it's NOISY! There are chirps and buzzes and squee's and thrums.... and a lot if it is those NOISY Bugs! They sing all day; they sing all night. Some sing softly and others sing so loud you head off looking for earplugs.
"Field crickets sing from beneath leaves," writes John Himmelman. "CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP"
Tree crickets sing like telephone rings and mole crickets sing from deep in the ground.
Beetles, moths, mosquitoes - everyone joins into one huge concert of sound - all illustrated with Himmelman's bold and life-like drawings. At the back, Himmelman shows what the sound waves look like for all of those noisy bugs - and you can listen to them here. He explains what sound waves are, and how you can imitate the sounds of some of those bugs. And he includes a short bio-note for each bug in the book.
STEM Friday round-up and also the Nonfiction Monday round up found this week at Shelf-Employed. Review copy provided by publisher.