""Hey listen! What's that sound?"" So begins a pair of titles exploring the sounds of urban and rural locales. What's That Sound? In the City by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Kim LaFave, features rhymed noises of a bustling downtown: ""Down at the deli, dishes go crash/ Slurping milkshakes, ringing up the cash."" The sounds found in the duo's What's That Sound? On the Farm are equally spirited. LaFave's cartoon illustrations utilize inventive perspectives and suggestive details, such as the soft shadow of towering buildings cast over children at recess.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2004 Release date: 04/01/2004 Genre: Children's