The Listening Walk

The Listening Walk


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“A fine resource for studying the senses.”Booklist

Put on your socks and shoes—and don't forget your ears! We're going on a listening walk. Shhhhh. Do not talk. Do not hurry. Get ready to fill your ears with a world of wonderful and surprising sounds.

A little girl and her father take a quiet walk and identify the sounds around them. Soon the girl discovers an extraordinary world of sounds in her everyday environment.

With art by home and classroom favorite Aliki, The Listening Walk will remind both adults and kids of the wonders all around them...if they slow down and listen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064433228
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 33,743
Product dimensions: 7.81(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Paul Showers wrote twenty books for the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including favorites such as What Happens to a Hamburger? and Where Does the Garbage Go? Mr. Showers worked on the Detroit Free Press, the New York Herald Tribune, and for thirty years, the Sunday New York Times.

With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City.

Aliki's books for young readers include the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out titles Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils Tell of Long Ago, My Feet, and My Hands. Other nonfiction books by Aliki include How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Dinosaurs, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

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Listening Walk 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lmswSB More than 1 year ago
The pages in this book are colorful which makes it interesting to children while they read alone or some one else is reading the story to them. I have found it catches the children's attention and helps assist wtih improving listening skills by becoming more atune to the sounds that occur on a daily basis since families lives have changed becoming more fast paced. The book appears to draw upon the need to slow down, take a walk and enjoy the day noticing the small pleasures that occur in life. It also appears to encourage spending time with a parent or someone close the child which facilitates improved relationships. The pages of the book are bright and colorful which appears to capture children's attention and makes it more interesting. Since the character is mainly female I feel it would be more helpful if it combined walking with both parents, mother, brother or as a family where parents point out and encourage listening to the sounds that occur on a regular basis. This book could also facilitate healthy living since it invovles walking.
kelasater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young girl likes to go on walks with her father. They walk around the neighborhood together, but do not talk, only listen. She describes the sounds she hears on her walk, then challenges the reader to sit still in the quiet and notice the sounds around them.
MandaW on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I believe this book can spark a great activity kids may enjoy. Take a walk around the school and playground listening to all the sounds. Once the kids get back inside they can do a project describing all the sounds they heard. 5 stars.
MRSR1128 More than 1 year ago
Gentle & thoughtful. I'm all about children learning to use their senses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago