“Harold Finds A Voice”
In Harold Finds A Voice, Harold, a great mimicking parrot, grows tired of repeating the same sounds and escapes from home.
As he flies through Paris and hears new sounds, he discovers that everything has its own voice.
But when Harold speaks, he emits a horrible sound.
Will Harold find a voice?
Readers can mimic the sounds that Harold encounters on his journey.
This book promotes discovery, individuality, and risk-taking.
TITLE: Harold Finds A Voice
AUTHOR: Courtney Dicmas
ILLUSTRATOR: Courtney Dicmas
PUBLISHER: Child’s Play Inc., 2013
AGE GROUP: 4-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: discovery, individuality, risk-taking
1) The illustrations in this book do not use solid or completed outlines. Using watercolor paints, create a scene and/or character. If you’d like, add incomplete outlines using a black pen or marker.
2) Think of all the objects in your home that makes a sound. Write down the sound using onomatopoeia (the imitation of a sound that an item makes). See if you can create 20 onomatopoeias.
For example: toaster: Frzz! Ding!
coffee pot: Burble
oil in a frying pan: spiz
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