Sunday 3 July 2016

What Noise Comes From a Giraffe?

 What Noise Comes From a Giraffe? by Craig MacLean (Angus & Robertson, an imprint of Harper Collins) HB RRP $19.99                 ISBN 9781460752234

Reviewed by Sharon McGuinness

Ever wondered what noise a giraffe makes? Craig MacLean makes his author/illustrator debut with this new picture book.

While books relating animal noises have certainly been around for years, MacLean gives this a new twist by focussing on an animal I’m sure we have rarely heard make a noise.

His simple rhyming text and bold, colourful illustrations will see younger children making the familiar noises but also thinking about the giraffe – and no doubt offering suggestions.

The answer at the end of the book fits and will see children making their own giraffe noises. MacLean often pondered the question himself and his young daughter came up with the answer.

Well suited to pre-schoolers, I still am wondering what other noises does a giraffe make – this might also lead onto some further investigation about giraffes with young children.

Perfect to read aloud – particularly with the larger, clear text .

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