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Title: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: Eileen Kennedy-Moore on April 25, 2016, 10:54 AM
Hello, all you clever Blue Boarders,
For a PB, could you please help me come up with some sounds a car might make other than "vroom," "beep," or "honk"?
Thanks in advance!
Eileen
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: Vijaya on April 25, 2016, 11:01 AM
thump, clunk, crank, fizzle, hiss -- I've driven a lot of junky :car May your story Zoom!
Vijaya
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: olmue on April 25, 2016, 11:07 AM
Chug.
Putt. (Mine is saying both because it needs a tuneup.)
Also, squeal.
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: HDWestlund on April 25, 2016, 11:32 AM
Clang, purr, rumble, shhh (wheels in the rain), wip-wipe (or some other wiper noise).

I'm excited about your book. My two-year-old has loved books with noises in them for a long time. LITTLE BLUE TRUCK LEADS THE WAY has been a constant friend.
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: Arona on April 25, 2016, 12:52 PM
Clank. Tic-tic-tic-tic-tic. Grind (as in gears). Squeal (as in tires or fan belt). Dush--however that's spelled (the sound a car makes as it goes through pooled water). Crack. Tink. Plink. Plunk. Click (especially with a battery). Whir.





Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on April 25, 2016, 05:57 PM
Screee! It's the sound brakes make when you need to get them looked at. Not all horns beep or honk. Some are more blaring. I won't get into the radio and the new technology that talks to you.
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: Eileen Kennedy-Moore on April 26, 2016, 06:29 AM
Love these! Thank you!
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: thomas-marsh on April 26, 2016, 03:36 PM
I've always been rather partial to "Puckitah, puckitah, puckitah, puckitah"...
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: lrzajac on April 26, 2016, 04:35 PM
Doors slamming. Screeching when the brakes are slammed. The radio can make any kind of sound you want, including static. A car can rattle if something is loose. Things in the trunk can shift and move making sliding sounds. You can make all kinds of sounds depending on what's in the car: glass, chickens, babies, parrots, fighting kids :kickbox, talking broccoli :broccoli :carrot :bananadance , open containers of liquid :fishbowl.... 
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on April 27, 2016, 06:52 AM
Sounds like this is going to be a fun book, Eileen!

How about the old timey car noise: Awooga!
(Not sure if that's how it's spelled, but think of cartoon car noises.)

This are all so visual as well as fun to say. I want to illustrate them all! Might make good portfolio pieces. Hmm...
Title: Re: Car noises other than "vroom"?
Post by: janae-stubbs on April 27, 2016, 08:35 AM
Mine sometimes makes the "ca-WONK" sound, right before it makes absolutely no sound at all. Fun question to think about!