Thursday, September 9, 2021

"What Sounds Fun to You? "- a bookwrap



What Sounds Fun to You?

by Annie F. Downs

Illustrated by Jennie Poh




* Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Hardcover:  32 pages

*Publisher:  Revell; 1st edition

* Pub. Date:  Oct. 19, 2021

* Language:  English 

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The Book  

This delightful book will ignite imaginations and encourage kids to put their thinking caps on.  Kids are the quintissential models for playtime and having fun but even they need a refreshers course in fun from time to time.

With open eyes, arms and hearts kids will discover that fun is everywhere around them.  Annie F. Downs gives copious ideas in her wonderfully illustrated picture book that will inspire kids ages 3-8 to find it!  Fun can be:  riding a bike with a friend, playing with your baby brother, jumping in puddles on a rainy day, playing in the park on swings, singing loud to God in your place of worship, and going on a walk with Grandma, just to name a few.   Day and night fun is ready to go. 

 The author asks the reader "what sounds fun to you?" Posing that question opens up a meaningful conversation to share after the book has been read.  The illustrations are fantastic and I love the diversity of the characters.  At the end of the book is a page entitled, " And here's some more fun for you!  Can you find these things inside the book?" Kids can then go on a search-and-find hunt which I am sure will be a big hit.  I love the book and highly recommend it. 


Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 



Meet the Author


Annie F. Downs is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and successful podcast host based in Nashville, Tennessee. Engaging and honest, she makes readers and listeners alike feel as if they've been longtime friends. Founder of the That Sounds Fun Network--which includes her aptly named flagship show, That Sounds Fun--and author of multiple bestselling books like 100 Days to Brave and Remember God, Annie shoots straight and doesn't shy away from the tough topics. But she always finds her way back to the truth that God is good and that life is a gift. Annie is a huge fan of laughing with friends, confetti, soccer, and boiled peanuts (preferably from a back-roads Georgia gas station). Read more at and find her (embarrassingly easily) all over the internet @anniefdowns.


About the Illustrator


Jennie Poh was born in London and spent her formative years in Malaysia, returning to the UK at the age of nine. She fell in love with the Norfolk countryside and feels a deep connection with nature and conservation, which heavily influences her work. She studied fine art at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design, alongside taking illustration courses at Central Saint Martins. Jennie lives in Surrey with her two daughters and a mischievous marmalade cat.                                                                                                                                                                                  

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