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A child who has not yet learned how to read looks out at the world and sees language as such a child would: as lines and squiggles that don't exactly make pictures but don't seem to make anything else either. Then, when the child starts to go to school and begins to learn his letters, his way of seeing begins to change. Ruth Rocha is Brazil's most popular children's book author. Her first book was published in 1976. She has more than 130 published titles and has been translated into over twenty-five languages. Madalena Matoso studied Communication Design at Lisbon College of Fine Arts and has a graduate degree from the Fine Arts Faculty in Barcelona. In 1999, she and three friends created Planeta Tangerina.
Travel along the story path and discover an enchanted world where fairy princesses battle with monsters from the deep and vampire cats zoom through the galaxy on silver unicorns. This innovative twist on the classic quest tale allows young readers to choose their own characters, settings and plots at every turn. With a simple, easy-to-follow structure and bold, quirky imagery by award-winning illustrator Madalena Matoso, this is an imaginative storytelling experience for children of all ages. Who will you meet? Where will you go? What will you do next? It's all up to you...
From award-winning Portuguese duo, Isabel Minhos Martins and Madalena Matoso, comes another truly inventive picture book that takes readers on a sensory adventure in the pursuit of friendship. Rendered in Matoso's distinctive, eye-catching style,What's That Noise? invites young children to investigate who exactly is calling them from inside the book. Readers will delight in following the clues by 'tip-toeing' with their fingers through an empty forest, braving a terrible storm of their own making, holding their ear up to the book to discern where to turn next and creating a shelter for their new friend when danger looms. A story that can only be told using fingers, eyes, ears and noses, What's That Noise? engages readers on all levels, and shows that to build a friendship takes time, patience and an adventurous spirit.