cover image Baby Sounds

Baby Sounds

Illus. by Joy Allen. Dial, $6.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-8037-3831-7

This companion to Baby Signs (2008), which demonstrated how babies can use sign language to communicate with adults, doesn’t aim quite as high—it’s a straightforward introduction to everyday noises a small child might encounter. Allen’s cozy drawings center on a fuzzy-haired baby, who is first seen in his crib, listening to a bird tweeting and a cat meowing. The child later moves on to the kitchen to bang pots and pans; into the car seat, where vehicles honk and “vrooooom”; and into the washbasin with a splash. Up to age 2. (June)