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.

An all around fun book to take outside - I can't wait until Noisy Frog Sing -Along comes out! This post is part of STEM Friday round-up and also the Nonfiction Monday round up found this week at Shelf-EmployedReview copy provided by publisher.


  1. Someone just told me about this book yesterday and now here you have it also. This looks like a great book for younger kids who like to make sounds, anyway, and now they can make insect sounds. Sound like fun.

  2. This sounds like an excellent book!! We have such a nature chorus going on here! Whew! I'll have to check this one out! thanks!

  3. The "singing" of crickets always makes me melancholy, as I know it's the beginning of the end of summer. Perhaps Noisy Bug Sing-Along will cheer me up. ;)

  4. Lovely find! Some insects make interesting sounds that aren't so noisy, like caterpillars that call to ants to get protection. Definitely a fascinating topic.

  5. I can only imagine what fun this book would be to read aloud. Thanks for sharing on NF Monday!