Give a CHEER for Deborah Underwood’s ‘The LOUD Book’


“THE LOUD BOOK,” by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, April 4, 2011, $12.99 (ages 4-8)

Just like there are lots of reasons to be quiet, there are lots of reasons to be loud!

Enter “The LOUD Book,” a companion novel to Deborah Underwood’s “The Quiet Book.”

Lots of things are loud — alarm clocks, last slurps, old cars, burps, fire trucks, dropping a lunch tray — you name it. Sometime loud is welcome — applause or cheering a home run. Sometimes loud isn’t the best — spilling marbles in the library or a snoring sister.

From morning to night, “The LOUD Book” chronicles all the above noises and more a kid might hear during their day. Each page features a noise with a corresponding illustration.

Kids will have fun imitating these loud noises in real life, and they’re sure to giggle at the delightful artwork that accompanies them.

Whether it’s a BANG, CRACK, BURP or SLURP youngsters will no doubt CHEER for this energetic and humorous book about the sounds that surround us.

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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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