It Was So Quiet I Could Hear A Pin Drop

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Review

As she sits on her tree swing, the narrator of this distinctive picture book listens to the world around her. At first, she notices the subtle sounds: a kite fluttering, a bee buzzing, her wristwatch ticking. Then louder noises, such as singing, whistling and snoring, enter the soundscape - until her auditory adventure culminates with stampeding elephants and an exploding volcano.

This beautifully designed picture book takes the reader on a thought-provoking sound journey, and encourages children to reflect upon the noises that are a backdrop to everyday life. Stylish line drawings, prints and silhouette images in muted tones are set on crisp white pages, and the elegant typeface varies in size to reflect the volume of each sound.

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