Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Listening walk

The Listening Walk by Paul Showers and illustrated by Aliki has been a great read for us to share this spring as we've been listening to the world come alive around us. The birds have returned and so have the lawn mowers! This year more than past my two have been all about being outside and this book makes a perfect read to invite them to take in all the wonderful senses around them, to slow, be still and quiet sometimes, to just listen to all the different sounds. The story is about a little girl who always looks forward to quiet walks with her Dad and her dog. Her Dad thinks and she is also quiet but quite busy listening. The book is filled with fun sounds that include sounds from nature, the neighborhood and the busy city streets. The illustrations are simple line drawings, straightforward, full of life and color.


  1. Sounds like a sweet book. I love walking outdoors in the early morning and hearing only the many and various birds and an occasional car going past.

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