Squeak! by Laura McGee Kvasnosky; illustrated by Kate Harvey McGee

Squeak!Squeak! by Laura McGee Kvasnosky; illustrated by Kate Harvey McGee. 2019. First painted the black layer in gouache resist and then painted the color digitally in Photoshop. Published by Philomel Books.

Brief summary: Early in a forest’s morning, the breeze of the wind went past a mouse’s ear causing him to *squeak*! That *squeak!* floated to a chipmunk causing him to chatter in the branches of a pine tree. A pine cone falls into the river below making a *splash!* in the water. All of the creatures in the forest’s habitat experience the result of the wind’s first touch of the mouse’s ear resulting and ending with the mouse again.

Comments: Fun way to learn about the sounds of the forest.  This book could be read to introduce a hearing unit and a forest habitat. This also could be an onomatopoeia introduction book.

Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert


Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert

Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert; illustrated by Lois Ehlert. 2016. Collage

Brief Summary: After the rain, one can walk through the city and see images of fish made out of everyday things found in the streets.

Comment: I think this book would be a good example to use in art class to show how we can use our imagination and see things in new ways.