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Moo, Quack, Oink: Celebrate Animal Noises with your Toddler!

"What does a cow say?"

This question has been uttered by countless parents (and teachers) over the centuries. Identifying animals and the sounds they make is a form of labeling, allowing children to expand their understanding of symbols. Check out these five books to encourage your baby to identify animal sounds and participate in the story.


Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel
AmazonSarah G. Says: Simple wording and bold images will encourage your child to think of more ways to say, "Good morning!"
Amazon Says: What will baby's first word be?Hello?Sun?Dog?Cat?Cow?Owl?Spend a day in the country with Anita Lobel's friendly animals.Meow. Woof. Moo! Whoo! Baby will be talking in no time! more...
Amazon Says: What will baby's first word be?Hello?Sun?Dog?Cat?Cow?Owl?Spend a day in the country with Anita Lobel's friendly animals.Meow. Woof. Moo! Whoo! Baby will be talking in no time! less...
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This Little Chick by John Lawrence
AmazonSarah G. Says: A curious chick visits all the animals on the farm and returns to share its experiences.
Amazon Says: Who says a little chick can’t make big, loud animal noises? Most little chicks barely make a peep, but not this little chick! While his brothers and sisters nestle c more...
Amazon Says: Who says a little chick can’t make big, loud animal noises? Most little chicks barely make a peep, but not this little chick! While his brothers and sisters nestle close to their mother hen, this little chick struts off on his own to make some new friends in the farmyard. And he has a wonderful time of it - sliding off the back of a shiny pink pig, hopping along with frogs, skipping with a flock of frisky sheep, and imitating all the sounds these animals make. Full of playful detail, John Lawrence’s bold, energetic engravings will keep toddlers smiling, long after the oinking, mooing, baaing, and quacking are over. less...
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Does a Cow Say Boo? by Judy Hindley
AmazonSarah G. Says: Join this group of children as they explore the barnyard and its inhabitants.
Amazon Says: Get ready to join in a joyful rendition of neighs, clucks, oinks, baas—and boos! Does a toddler like to make animal sounds? Yes! Then follow Judy Hindley’s multicu more...
Amazon Says: Get ready to join in a joyful rendition of neighs, clucks, oinks, baas—and boos! Does a toddler like to make animal sounds? Yes! Then follow Judy Hindley’s multicultural crew of little ones to the farmyard, where they gleefully peek through fences, scratch dogs’ bellies, cuddle cats, and celebrate the distinctive - and easily imitated - sound each animal makes. Once again, Judy Hindley’s rollicking rhymes are irresistible, and Brita Granström’s tots adorably familiar, making for a happily noisy romp that readers will want to shout aloud. less...
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Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
AmazonSarah G. Says: Once your child knows what a dog is supposed to say, switch things up a little! Young George can't seem to bark, but a trip to the vet solves the puzzle in this hilarious tale.
Amazon Says: "Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, "Bark, George." And Ge more...
Amazon Says: "Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, "Bark, George." And George goes, "Quack, quack."What's going on with George? Find out in this hilarious new picture book from Jules Feiffer. less...
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Meow Said the Cow by Emma Dodd
AmazonSarah G. Says: The intervention of a mischevious cat mixes up all the animal's voices, resulting in not a little chaos.
Amazon Says: A hilarious send-up of animal sounds! It's a noisy morning in the barnyard: roosters crowing, cows mooing, mice squeaking! And the farmer's cat has had enough. With a flick o more...
Amazon Says: A hilarious send-up of animal sounds! It's a noisy morning in the barnyard: roosters crowing, cows mooing, mice squeaking! And the farmer's cat has had enough. With a flick of his tail, the cat casts a spell and the barnyard is turned upside-down. The chickens are oinking, the sheep are barking, and the sheepdog can only let out a confused "Baa?" It's not long before the animals figure out who's to blame... Emma Dodd's bright, bold illustrations bring this farm full of very confused animals to life, and her hilarious rhyming text is sure to send young readers giggling (and mooing, and cock-a-doodle-dooing!). less...
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