Will anything wake up that snoozing baby? Follow the red stroller through the cacophony of the city and find out! Rhythm, rhyme, and lots of noisy onomatopoeia from premier children's poet Marilyn Singer, coupled with chaotic, colorful art from an acclaimed European illustrator, make this a rowdy read-aloud, with plenty of things to find and count on every spread.
Told in a counting down manner (10 horns beeping, 9 annoying cell phones ringing, etc.), this is also a learn-your-numbers book.
In the end, when weve counted all the way down to 1, we read that:
Then 1 bird begins to twitter
Which, of course, means that now Babys awake!
The illustrations are bright and colorful with lots of action. All the different noise words are fun to read (shrilling, bashing, mashing, yelling, pumping&) and just cry to be acted out.
This probably wouldnt be a good before bedtime read, but it would definitely be a fun read-aloud the rest of the day. Recommended for kids aged 3 and up.