Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Spring 2017 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Katrina Goldsaito
Illustrator: Julia Kuo
ISBN: 9780316203371
Hardcover Price: $17.99

Our lives are overfilled with competing sounds: some natural, some electronic, others mechanical. For Yoshio, the sounds of his city of Tokyo, Japan, combine and become a symphony—rain boots in puddles, cars honking, people laughing. Yet, when he asks a koto player what her favorite sound is, she replies that the most beautiful sound is ma, the Japanese concept of silence between sounds.

Elegant in concept and execution, author Katrina Goldsaito and illustrator Julia Kuo take readers on Yoshio's search for ma. It's a fascinating journey.

Claire Green   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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