In this Israeli import, little Yael looks through the railings of her second-story terrace to observe life on the street. Every time an animal, vehicle, or person approaches, she wonders who is coming. As each one passes by, she hears the sound it makes—the dog barking, the car honking its horn, the bicycle bell ringing, etc.—and then speculates about where it is going as it leaves. Finally, someone comes by that she recognizes. It's her daddy, who waves at her and takes her for a walk. The simple, repetitive language reflects a preschooler's curiosity about the world, and the question-and-answer format invites interaction between readers and listeners. Full spreads alternate between Yael looking down from her balcony and thick-lined close-up illustrations of what she sees. The signs above the neighboring shops are in Hebrew, but this everyday scene could be happening anywhere.
Hardcover: 40 pages
Age Range: 5 - 6 years
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 11.2 inches