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.

I Hear a Pickle(and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) by Rachel Isadora

I Hear a Pickle(and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) by Rachel Isadora

I Hear a Pickle(and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) by Rachel Isadora; illustrated by Rachel  Isadora. Ink and watercolor.

Brief Summary: The book is divided by the five sense with them written on the upper right hand of each two page spread. There are children appropriate examples with each illustration, usually two on a page. “I hear the bee.” I don’t hear the worm.”

Comments: Students will understand each sense with these clear and at times, funny illustrated examples of the senses. I plan to use this with the senses unit of study with our kindergartners.  This is not a narrative nonfiction book.