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Yum! Yuck!

Title: Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds

Author: Linda Sue Park, Julia Durango

Age: Preschool, Early Elementary

Description: This story shows single words/sounds that demonstrate emotion (i.e. yum!, yuck!, boo hoo!, etc.) in various foreign languages (i.e. Farsi, Danish, German, etc.), with the inside page showing the English word.


•Reading non-verbal language (i.e. How do you think they are feeling?)

•Inferencing/Predicting (Cover up English word, what do you think the word is? Why?)

•Speech production, early sound play

•Social Pragmatic (act out the body language, use the body clues, etc.)

Why I like this book? Kids love the illustrations, and learning words in other languages. Who doesn’t want to know how a sneeze sounds in Greek, “Ap-soo!”?

Ideas for use:

• Cover up the English word with post it notes, and have the kids collaborate and guess what the English word/sound is. They have to share with their friends “why” they think they are right.

• Act out the pictures, see if they can guess what the word is

Submitted by: Meghan Graham M.S. CCC-SLP

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