What Noise Comes From a Giraffe?

Written by Craig MacLean

For ages 0 to 5

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This book is best for:
  • copying animal sounds
  • prepositions
  • 'what' questions


Hmm, what noise comes from a giraffe? Children will enjoy flipping through this book and listening to all the noises that different animals make until, finally, we get to find out what noise a giraffe makes!

The simple rhyming text, as well as the bold and colourful illustrations, will quickly draw children in. After encountering each animal, the question ‘But what noise comes from a giraffe?’ is repeated. This predictability allows children to quickly join in and engage with the story. Although the language in this book is simple, the illustrations will inspire plenty of talking as the cheeky giraffe gets up to all sorts of fun in the background. Prepositions are not explicitly stated in the text, but the giraffe appears in a variety of locations which will prompt discussion on location concepts.

For further speech and language targets, see the list below.

Book Details

Narrative Structure: Descriptive Sequence

Story Plot: Repetitive Tale

  • animals
  • animal sounds
  • copying sounds

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /dj/ - giraffe, joke
  • /m/ - moo, meow, tummy, comes, from
  • /n/ - noise, neigh, near, funny, lion
  • /r/ - roar, giraffe
  • /t/ - cat, hoot
  • /z/ - noise
  • conjunctions (but)
  • prepositions
  • third person singular tense
  • labelling
  • identifying parts of animals
  • describing
  • antonyms / opposites
  • what
  • descriptive (funny)
  • location (near, far)
  • temporal (day, night, when, after)
  • character description
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • copying sounds
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2016 (ISBN: 9781460752234)

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