What Sound Is Morning?
★"This sweet, simple story will awaken young listeners’ imaginations to a world of early–a.m. wonders."
—Kirkus, starred review
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020
This beautiful companion to What Color Is Night? helps children explore and celebrate their morning routines.
At the first morning light, everything is quiet. Or is it?
Welcome the day by exploring the subtle wonders—and exciting sounds—of the morning with this lyrical and picturesque story.
In the first morning light, all might seem quiet. In this companion to What Color Is Night? Grant Snider explores the sounds—and silences—of morning. Ending in an inspiring call to action—to toss off the covers, throw open the window, and fill the world with your song—this uplifting book is sure to help families feel ready to face the day. With bright art as exuberant as the rooster's crow, and humorous text celebrating the chipper alarm, the rumbling stomach, and the clanking garbage truck, What Sound Is Morning? is a moving and timeless look at the way each of us begins every day.
• A perfect book to help children establish healthy sleeping and waking habits and morning routines
• A morning read-aloud book! Help start the day right with this exuberant and positive tale.
• Grant Snider, the creator of Incidental Comics, has over 35,000 fans on Instagram.
For fans of lyrical, beautiful picture books like Today, Good Morning, City, and Before Morning, What Sound Is Morning? will appeal to children who wish to see their world from a new perspective.
Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day waking early to write and illustrate comics and picture books as he watches the sunrise. He lives in Wichita Kansas.
★"This sweet, simple story will awaken young listeners’ imaginations to a world of early–a.m. wonders. . . . [What Sound is Morning?] makes a fine springboard into laptime, classroom, and library-programming activities. . . Bold illustrations burst from the pages. . . Children will raise a loud cheer for this morning story."
—Kirkus, starred review
"In this standalone follow-on to What Color Is Night?, a narrator invokes early morning sounds as the world begins to stir. . . . Snider’s spreads . . . have the feel of silkscreen images. . . . Snider’s creation uncovers everyday wonders by re-creating a single sense with language, form, and color."
"[What Sound Is Morning? is a] beautiful companion to Snider’s What Color is Night? that encourages readers to slow down, greet the day, and fill the world with their own songs. Simple text accompanies bright, warm illustrations to form a calm, moving book that is the perfect morning read-aloud, ensuring a gentle and positive start to any day."
—School Library Journal
"[In What Sound Is Morning?] Snider's lyrical text is accompanied by digitally enhanced full-bleed spreads that feature thick-outlined shapes and a color palette that brightens as morning progresses. . . . listeners will enjoy locating the subtle details in the art. With large-font text displayed in a range of colors to ensure legibility, this will be welcomed as a read-aloud or for units on the senses."