Paul Rand and his wife, Ann, wrote this book for their daughter, Catherine, to explain the interplay of sound and color. Paul's distinctive papercut illustrations of bold shapes and bursts of color beautifully complement Ann's rhythmic text, encouraging children to listen and repeat noises they hear every day: the "blop" of a raindrop, the "wham!" of a shutting door, the whisper of the wind in the trees, and the "crunch crunch" of buttered toast.
Paul Rand (1914-1996) was one of the most influential American graphic designers of the twentieth century. In addition to teaching graphic design at Yale for nearly thirty years, he designed the iconic logos for ABC, IBM and UPS. Ann Rand (1918-2012) trained as an architect under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and is the author of several children's books, including What Can I Be?, Little 1, Sparkle and Spin, and I Know a Lot of Things.