Helen Borten: Helen Borten was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1930. She attended the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and produced the main body of her well-loved Children's picture book illustrations in the 1960's.
[...] the connection of the senses does work very well poetically,
and this text accompanied by the author's stylized illustrations
should limber up even the most sluggish imaginations.
"Originally published in 1959, Ms. Borten's beautiful, vintage
artwork adds texture to the basics: lines, color, and shape,
whether it's by adding swirls to an ocean full of fish or wispy,
thin spider webs above the thick bars of a lion's cage. Ms. Borten
artwork and evocative text inspires children to see the world
around them "as a great big painting, full of lines and shapes and
colors, to look at and enjoy". This is a great book to read out
loud, then talk about the different sounds and feelings kids
associate with them."
--Books for Kids "the book is beautiful, the text is lovely--Borten's technique is to represent sound--or rather the feeling of sound (which is to say, the feeling of the feeling of sound) through language and art."
--Biblioklept "Do You Hear What I Hear? is a lovely introduction to sounds and how they intertwine so readily with emotions. Borten's poetic, appropriately rhythmic text, paired with the playful, energetic, color-soaked illustrations are just perfect for making the abstract nature of music nearly tangible."