Mice Squeak, We Speak

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Paperback
$7.99 US
On sale Oct 01, 2000 | 32 Pages | 9780698118737
This delightful poem with art from renowned illustrator Tomie dePaola is a perfect first book for sharing with young children.

Crickets creak. Mice squeak. Sheep baa. But I SPEAK!

Three children lead us through a menagerie of animals and the sounds they make. Young children won't be able to resist roaring, hooting, and neighing along!


* "DePaola's exuberant illustrations in his best folk-art style will have kids joining in and shouting out the words."—Booklist, starred review
Arnold Shapiro is the author of charmingly insightful picture books such as Mice Squeak, We Speak and Who Says That? View titles by Arnold Shapiro

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California. 

His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime contribution to children's literature in 2011.

DePaola has published almost 200 children's books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years. Among his most well-known titles are the Strega Nona series, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

DePaola lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

View titles by Tomie dePaola

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This delightful poem with art from renowned illustrator Tomie dePaola is a perfect first book for sharing with young children.

Crickets creak. Mice squeak. Sheep baa. But I SPEAK!

Three children lead us through a menagerie of animals and the sounds they make. Young children won't be able to resist roaring, hooting, and neighing along!


* "DePaola's exuberant illustrations in his best folk-art style will have kids joining in and shouting out the words."—Booklist, starred review

Author

Arnold Shapiro is the author of charmingly insightful picture books such as Mice Squeak, We Speak and Who Says That? View titles by Arnold Shapiro

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California. 

His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime contribution to children's literature in 2011.

DePaola has published almost 200 children's books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years. Among his most well-known titles are the Strega Nona series, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

DePaola lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

View titles by Tomie dePaola

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