Delight your little one with the sounds and sights of a mysterious night in Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of Baskervilles: A BabyLit Sounds Primer. Alison Oliver’s bold illustrations correspond with Jennifer Adams’ clever, simple text to create pairings little bibliophiles will love to have read to them, such as “hounds howl,” “gates screech,” and “stairs creak.”
My daughter has really liked this book since she was a young toddler; she loves hearing me make weird noises when I read it to her. We even used the book as an introduction to the idea that objects can make sounds and discussion about what other sounds we could make using things in her bedroom, etc. However, I just don’t love reading it. Fortunately, it’s short and quick, so I don’t mind reading it a time or two when my kids request it.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Washington. She has 20 years’ experience as a book editor, including at Gibbs Smith and Quirk Books. She currently works as a consulting editor for Sounds True, developing their children’s line. Jennifer works some evenings at her local independent bookstore, The King’s English, to feed her book habit. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Bill Dunford, who is also a writer.