SOUND Shhh . . . Bang . . . POP . . . BOOM! by Romana Romanyshyn, illustrated by Andriy Lesiv, translated by Vitaly Chernetsky

SOUND  Shhh . . . Bang . . . POP . . . BOOM! 
translated by Vitaly Chernetsky
Review Copy from Chronicle Books
In a genre where there are not many picture books on this topic, Romanyshyn and Lesiv have created a lyrical book that is sure to inspire further investigation. Curiously, (or expectedly?) what is most striking in this book about sound are the pictures. More of a meditation than anything else, this picture book causes you to pause and consider sound and the place it has in our lives. From noise pollution to the sounds that our homes, our bodies and nature make to the sounds that we cannot hear, an how we understand each other in silence. Iconic illustrations and infographic presentations paired with bold neon colors draw your eye across the pages where poetic text sometimes reads like a song. SOUND truly is an example of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ART and mathematics) bringing all these aspects together in one book. Back matter includes suggestions of sounds to listen to and where to find them.

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