Noisy Neighbors: A Book About Animal Sounds

Noisy Neighbors: A Book About Animal Sounds

by Marcia Leonard, Bari Weissman

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS- Gr 2 -- Three books that are more sophisticated than the illustrations and format suggest. The raccoon Alphabet Bandits eat from apple to zucchini to learn the letters. This potentially simple ABC book is cluttered with an unnecessary story line, awkward layout, and often busy illustrations. Cocca-Leffler again uses watercolor and pencil in The Kitten Twins. Here the layout is more attractive, with the illustrations framed by a thin edge. Tim and Tom's teacher (and readers) learn how to tell the twin cats apart--by the color of their eyes. However, readers will have to reread sections of the book to figure out which kitten is which, for the book is very confusing. Noisy Neighbors is the most straightforward. In this cumulative tale, readers follow the farm cat as he queries each animal, ``Why are you making so much noise?'' Despite some extraneous text, the repetitive phrases, animal sounds, and opportunities for child participation make this book more suited for the intended audience. The watercolor animals are stylized, jointless creatures. --Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID

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Troll Communications L.L.C.
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5 - 7 Years

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