“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.