As a former reading teacher and lover of grammar, I love onomatopoeia as much as anyone who loves onomatopoeia!
Dan, the Taxi Man incorporates great onomatopoeia, or words associated with sound, for each character that comes into the book. Ride along with Dan, the Taxi Man as he picks up a new character with a musical instrument essential for the band.
Eric Ode, a brilliant poet and musician, combines beautiful sounds of musical instruments with an adorable story of inclusion. Each character adds something to the band to make the music even better. Children of any age will love this musical text in Dan, the Taxi Man.
“Here comes Maureen with her tambourine.
Shake-a-shake, crash. Shake-a-shake, crash. “
I read this recently to my 2-year-old and he absolutely loved it! My son loves everything cars, so I hoped this would be a big hit. Since I read it, Brandon requests this one again and again.
Take it a step further and get several children together for a playdate.
Create tambourines using paper plates, a bag of rice or beans, and a stapler.
And when you read the book, speak in different animated voices as you tell the story of “Dan, beep beep, the Taxi Man.”
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