Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Sounds

Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story by David A. Johnson, 2006.

This picture book solely uses onomatopoeic words to tell a story instead of using sentences.

For instance, there's a picture of a snow plow with the words, "Swoosh Slush Smoosh". There's a picture of a boy shoveling snow with the words, "Scoop Scrape".

The illustrations really give sense of cold, blistery wintertime as well as the creative aspect of the descriptive words of the sounds one might hear during the long days of winter.

I specifically look for books with creative writing like this because of the different language you can expose your children to. Picture books that are multi-dimensional can be entertaining and educational.

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