Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story (Hardcover)

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Sweep, crunch, swoosh, scrape . . . All night long, snow falls silently, bringing forth a world blanketed in white—and a very noisy day.
For at dawn’s light, machine, man, and child begin to dig out: first the big highway grader and snowplow, then the smaller town plow, a father’s snow blower, and a boy’s shovel . . . But will the streets get cleared in time?

Spare poetry and elegant watercolor paintings cleverly bring to life this unique story of snow removal and the fun onomatopoeic sounds accompanying it.

About the Author

David A. Johnson is the talented illustrator of several children’s books. His illustrations have also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and the Atlantic Monthly. He lives in snowy eastern Connecticut with illustrator Barbara McClintock.

Praise For…

"The youngest children will delight in the simplicity and familiarity of the story, while older children will be fascinated by the use of onomatopoeia...A wonderful introduction to the world of poetic language." Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Product Details
ISBN: 9780618473106
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 25th, 2006
Pages: 32