Mice Squeak, We Speak by Arnold Shapiro

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A brightly illustrated, simple rhyme introduces small children to a menagerie of animals and the various sounds they make, from purring cats and mooing cows to quacking ducks and snoring bears."

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Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.
Published August 25, 1997 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Although Shapiro's name does not appear on the jacket, it is his elemental and immediate poem about animalsincluding humansand the sounds they make that is set to dePaola's handsome illustrations.

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Simplicity is the soul of Shapiro's toddler-friendly poem about the different ways that animals and humans communicate (Pigs squeal. Horses neigh. Chickens cluck. But I SAY!). It's also at the hea

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Along with a trio of the artist's trademark images of chunky, round-headed children (multicultural of course), the animals (and their sounds) are each depicted in a series of gaily bordered portraits that include just enough detail to suggest each critter's habitat--a cozy rag rug for a tabby cat...

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