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Mice Squeak, We Speak Board Book

By Tomie DePaola (Illustrator) & Arnold L. Shapiro (Author)
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Item description for Mice Squeak, We Speak Board Book by Tomie DePaola & Arnold L. Shapiro...

Illustrations and simple text describe the ways various animals communicate, such as hooting owls, squealing pigs, mooing cows, and buzzing bees.

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Now in a board book format, this delightful poem with charming folk-art style pictures from renowned illustrator Tomie dePaola is a perfect first book for sharing with young children.
"The sounds that animals make is the joyful subject of this very simple rhyme in the three verses and dePaola's exuberant illustrations in his best bold folk-art style will have kids joining in and shouting out the words." ("Booklist," starred review)
"Simplicity is the soul of this toddler-friendly poem about how animals and humans communicate. It's also at the heart of the crayon-bright artwork, a model of merry restraint." ("Publishers Weekly")

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   30
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.27" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.75"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Feb 18, 2002
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  2-5
ISBN  0399237984  
ISBN13  9780399237980  

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More About Tomie DePaola & Arnold L. Shapiro

Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola ( is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Tomie dePaola currently resides in New London, in the state of New Hampshire. Tomie dePaola was born in 1934.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Reviews - What do customers think about Mice Squeak, We Speak Board Book?

Awesome Book  May 12, 2006
This is one of the best books about animal sounds ever written. I teach 2 year olds at a daycare center and this is the only book they will sit through from beginning to end. This book even has the other teachers impressed when they peak in my room and the toddlers are all sitting at attention. We read it nearly every day!
Strongly recommended.  Dec 13, 2005
Tomie diPaola's absolutely gorgeous illustrations carry this simple animal-sounds poem to the next level. I like the inclusion of the animal world beyond the barnyard - there are dozens of books informing children that ducks quack and cows moo, but this one includes howling coyotes, creaking crickets, squawking parrots, and chattering monkeys. My 8-month-old adores this book and turns the pages eagerly to see which animals come next.
A Pleasure to Read  Jul 6, 2003
I began reading this book to my daughter when she was 19 months old. Before about that age, she had said very little, mostly animal sounds. Then suddenly, speaking was all that interested her. So this beautiful poem seemed a triumphant expression of her newly discovered voice: "I talk!" A month of very frequent (on request) readings later, my daughter helps by "reading" all the verbs. I think this might be my favorite of her books. It appeals to both her toddler aesthetic and my grown-up one.
Hours of enjoyment  Sep 8, 2002
With restrained colors, this board book is a fun poem to read aloud, with plenty of ways to expand upon the story. Cute drawings, plenty of opportunities to make animal sounds. For example, "Crickets Creak / Mice Squeak / Sheeps Baa/ BUT I SPEAK.... Horses Neigh / .. BUT I SAY... / Parrots Squawk / BUT I TALK"
Adorable  Sep 22, 2001
The three children are absolutely adorable. The animals are cute. The word bites in this book are short and to the point. This is a great book for toddlers and early pre-readers. It can easily keep the attention of both of my children. I enjoy reading this book to my children and have yet to get tired of it. Certainly, this book is a good addition to your child's library.

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