Tuesday, September 15, 2020

What Sound Is Morning?

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What Sound is Morning? by Grant Snider. Ages 2-5. Chronicle Books, 2020. Review copy provided by my local library. 

Mornings are quiet, right? But if you listen carefully, you'll start to hear all kinds of sounds. From lights clicking on to the wind whispering in the trees to sprinklers turning on to a rooster crowing, the sounds of the city and the country grow as the sun rises. In simple, quiet text, told in slanted rhyme, this is a book that celebrates sounds and the rituals of morning routines. And although the text of the book is about morning sounds, the illustrations are a beautiful celebration of the changing morning light. From the sunrise yellows, pinks, and oranges of the sky to how light starts to slant in through a window or gets reflected in a creek, the pictures perfectly complement the text in this deceptively simple book. 

This is a beautiful book to share when talking about day and night and a quiet book that would be a super wake-up morning read.