Article first published as Book Review: Animal Sound Mix-Up by Connie Arnold on Blogcritics.

Animal Sound Mix-up
Guardian Angel Animals & Pets

Author: Connie Arnold
 Artist: Kit Grady
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-61633-083-5;  161633083X 
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61633-084-2; 1 616330848

 Do you like reading to your toddlers? Are you a proud grandma and grandpa looking for a good book to read to your precious grandkids? If you answered yes to either question, look no further. Connie Arnold’s Animal Sound Mix-Up will bring sheer delight to your little bundle of joy.

Written in beautiful rhyme, the book explores the sound that domestic, farm and jungle animals make. To help young toddlers learn about sounds, the author poses silly questions like: What would happen if a cat were to moo? Or what if a lion said meow… or if a donkey said bow-wow? The colorful pictures on every page will keep a young child captivated while learning what sounds goes with what animal in a fun way.

I can visualize the learning that can take place reading this book to a toddler. The book can be used as a very handy educational tool to teach young children beginning sounds.

Homeschooling has become a viable option for many families; this book would be a good choice for teaching first sounds through rhyming. Some examples of rhyming used throughout the book are: say, day, way- bear, stare- howl, owl- squeak, speak-meow, and bow-wow.

The author graciously provided me with a PDF file of this book for review. After reading it once, I went back and read it again and again. The illustrations by Kit Grady added more depth to the story. I highly recommend this book to any parent or grandparent looking for a good book that can be both fun and educational

9 responses to this post.

  1. That cover is precious! And I’m sure the entire book is as fun as the cover. Thanks for the reivew, Nicole.


  2. Thank you,Nicole-
    Kit Grady


  3. Thank you for your wonderful review, Nicole!


  4. Terrific review for a wonderful book!


  5. A big thank you to Donna McDine, Kit Grady, Connie and Donna Shepherd for stopping by. I so appreciate it.


  6. I love Connie’s rhymes and kids will too. Good luck.


  7. I love your review Nicole! Great job.



  8. Loved this book!


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