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The Loud Book!
Contributor(s): Underwood, Deborah, Liwska, Renata (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0547390084     ISBN-13: 9780547390086
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Binding Type: School And Library - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2011

Annotation: From the blare of an alarm clock in the morning to snores and crickets in the evening, simple text explores the many loud noises one might hear during the course of a day.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Noise; Fiction.
Bears; Fiction.
Animals; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Sounds
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Words
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2010006784
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 7.00" W x 0.25" (0.55 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
While some sounds are always loud, others just seem so when things are exciting, upsetting, or embarrassing (e.g., "Burp During Quiet Time Loud"). In this companion to The Quiet Book, succinct, descriptive text presents various kid-perspective scenarios. The animal characters' facial expressions perfectly reinforce the emotion behind each experience. Calm browns and beiges in the digitally colored illustrations lower the text's volume. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 February #3)

The colors are a bit brighter and the type is set all in caps, but this sequel to The Quiet Book stars the same gang of fuzzy creatures and is every bit as charming. Many of the "louds" are found in school—there's "WALKING-TO-SCHOOL SONG LOUD" and "BURP DURING QUIET TIME LOUD." Playful details abound; the bowling bear who makes a strike ("GOOD CRASH LOUD") in one panel is seen bowling on a fuzzy TV screen in the next. A father rabbit who's watching TV hears a dreadful noise in the kitchen ("BAD CRASH LOUD"); careful inspection reveals that the small rabbit sitting on top of the television is reading The Quiet Book. Liwska's artwork, as always, is noteworthy for its depth and warmth. The expressions on the faces of her animals convey community, even intimacy; they often appear to have been deep in conversation just before being interrupted by a deafening crash. Fans of the first book will be delighted to extend their bedtime reading time with the second, and they'll welcome the chance to pump up the volume. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 May)

PreS-Gr 1—The complete opposite of the delightful The Quiet Book (Houghton Harcourt, 2010), this deliciously worthy companion title earns "applause loud." The familiar fuzzy little bears and bunnies act out snapshots of "loud," such as fire truck day at school, which finds a bucket full of critters atop a tall ladder, and giving a "surprise loud" at an unexpected arrival of a skeleton from an anatomy class. Liwska's soft-focus pencil illustrations create anticipation with "bad crash loud," making readers guess what may have happened offstage. The facial features and bright awestruck eyes express recognizable feelings for "fireworks loud." The text is printed in all capital letters which reinforces the sense of noise. The author and illustrator challenge youngsters with their humorous depiction of "deafening silence loud" as Mother catches little hands in the cookie jar. Act out a few of these moments during storytime for a joyous romp.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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