SOUNDS ALL AROUND: A GUIDE TO ONOMATOPOEIAS AROUND THE WORLD, by Dr. James Chapman, Andrews McMeal Publishing


Did you know that in German, a pig doesn’t say oink, it says gruntz, and when you sneeze in Japanese it’s hakushon, not achoo? With vibrant comics and fun facts, Sounds All Around will teach you interesting and funny onomatopoeias from all over the world!

Words that imitate sounds are known as onomatopoeia, and they are a wonderfully strange and interesting part of language. After all, we all hear the same sounds, but we interpret and write them differently in different languages. Sounds All Around is a fun and funny illustrated guide to how people say many of these sounds all around the globe. Inside you’ll learn what a cat sounds like in French, what a yawn sounds like in Norwegian, what a bell sounds like in Hindi, and much, much more!

Out August 2020

168 Pages

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is a crazy fun book. Loads of brilliant illustrations and fun informational facts to wow any chapter book reader, early reader, easy reader, or middle-grader. This books looks at sounds and the differences sounds make in different parts of the world.

The book is engaging and fun and promises hours of fun interactions, giggles and wows. It’s a lengthy book but good to the last page. In the beginning, there’s an introduction that discusses onomatopoeia and what it means–something even I’ve never heard of. New wrinkle in my brain!

I gave this book:

Five star rating – shiny golden stars

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