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Rumble and Roar

Sound around the World

Rumble and Roar
Sue Fliess By (author)
Khoa Le Illustrated by

Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

10.0 X 10.0 in
32 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)


Babble / Swoosh / Roar and WHOOSH!

The roar of a waterfall, the chirp of insects, the thump of a heartbeat—sound is all around us! Rhyming text and atmospheric illustrations present four children in different parts of the world who encounter all sorts of sounds.


"[N]icely complements introductory science units and will also remind readers to slow down, take a minute, and listen."—Booklist

"A lyrical soundscape that leaves room for observation and makes space for scientific discussion."—Kirkus Reviews

"This beautifully ­illustrated rhyming text will make a good read-aloud and can be used to spark conversations about sounds in the world."—School Library Journal

Author Bio

Sue Fliess is the author of over forty children's books including Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World, Goldilocks and the Three Engineers, Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket, Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies series and more. Her background is in copywriting, public relations, art, and marketing, and her essays have appeared in O the Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Writer's Digest, and more. Her picture books have received honors from the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators, have been used in school curricula, museum educational programs, and have even been translated into multiple languages. Sue lives with her family and two Labrador Retrievers in Northern Virginia. Visit her at www.suefliess.com.
Khoa Le has illustrated picture books published in a number of different countries, including the 2020 Sydney Taylor Honor book Miriam at the River. She is also an author, a graphic designer, and a painter. Khoa has a passion for travel, an eagerness to learn about different cultures, and a desire to discover the beauty of the world. Her inner moth makes her attracted to any source of light, but her dream is to one day see the northern lights. She lives in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, with her five cats.