cover image Sounds


Liesbet Slegers. Clavis (IPG, dist.), $5.95 (12p) ISBN 978-1-60537-111-5

An inquisitive toddler, who has appeared in previous offerings in Slegers’s Day to Day board book series, helps readers discover the sources of different sounds. “Ring! Ring! What is that sound? It is a telephone ringing. ‘Hello, who is it?’ ” narrates the boy, as he waves an orange phone at readers. In later spreads, a bird makes a “Chirp! Chirp” sound, a vacuum goes “Vroom! Vroom!” and an airplane takes off with a “Rrroarrr!” Painting in her familiar naïf style, Slegers sets the proceedings against white backdrops, the gloppy layers of bright colors recalling finger-painting and pointing to the excitement of discovery. Also available: Friends. Ages 1–up. (Jan.)