Sound: Shhh . . . Bang . . . Pop . . . Boom!

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Chronicle Books
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10.3 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

The husband and wife team Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, share an art studio, AGRAFKA, in Lviv, Ukraine. Sound, together with its companion Sight (coming Fall 2020) were the co-winners of the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2018. Visit them at


"Despite the ostensible topic, it's the art and page design that occupy center stage in this large-format showcase. . . . [E]ach eye-catching scene features a mix of flat or minimally modeled images of musical instruments and other sound producers, animal or human silhouettes, and graphic representations of sonic waves, lines, bursts, or blasts. . . . Jazzy, loud illustrations command-and merit-attention . . ."-Kirkus Reviews
"[Sound] is a silent symphony of superlative noise. The text completely and comprehensively describes the qualities, sources, and uses of sound. . . . A joyful moment of reflection on our noisy, cacophonous world."-School Library Journal
"[T]his attention-grabbing informational book starts with a bang: a rapid-fire tour of all things sound. Chock-full of whimsical infographics. . . [Sound is] a quiet meditation on hearing, listening, silence, communication, and understanding."-The Horn Book Magazine
"This illustrated nonfiction primer presents a compelling foray into the many aspects of sound and how it shapes the world. . . . [O]ften poetic. . . budding acousticians will find it a worthy resource."-Publishers Weekly