Top positive review
Appropriate for City Life.
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2014
This book has great illustrations and teaches kids to listen to the environment around them instead of always making noise. This book is more appropriate for those who live in a city. Most of the things that are listened to include buses, jack hammers, high heels on cement, and cars.... eventually they arrive at a park where they hear woodpeckers, ducks, and bees, but the nature side of things is much shorter. I wish they had included something like laughter of kids in the park playing, or a particular bark from the dog that meant something.... because kids should also pay attention to listening to others and understand those sounds reveal much about a person and their feelings. At least the quietness of her father in the walk was attributed to him thinking. I like how the book ends in asking kids to be quiet and listen to what is around them whether indoors or out. Overall, would be a good book to include in a lesson planing of the senses, especially because it could lead to a "project" of the students sitting in a particular area, being quite, and just listening for what they can hear and writing/drawing it down or sharing etc.