Let's just completely ignore that fact that it's Wednesday shall we and instead let's just head back into Ladybird world for a bit? Far nicer.
This week we're heading back to the Ladybird Leader series (number 737). There were a staggering 38 titles in this series in total and as I mentioned when I wrote about the water book last year, it was an incredibly wide ranging series. Sounds was book number 17 in this series and seems to touch a fair bit on things that are also covered in some of the Junior Science series and also the Your Body book from series 536.
First published in 1975 the artwork of the first double page spread really sets the scene for the era. I've a bit of an obsession with old street scenes as I think they really seem to give a feel for the time in which they were set – especially when you look at the different styles of motor cars.
This Sounds book starts off by looking at all the different sounds that are around us – whether that be in a town or city, in the countryside or at home. The book talks about what sound is, how different sounds are made and how sound waves travel from where a sound is created right through to the human ear and brain.
The different types of sounds are discussed in terms of volume and pitch, along with the ways in which sounds can either be increased or decreased.
I did have to laugh when I saw this particular page on storing sounds – most children of today wouldn't recognise either a record or a cassette tape! It just goes to show how much technology has moved on in the last 40 years!
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