Noisy Nora

Noisy Nora

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by Rosemary Wells
     
 

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It's tough being the middle mouse. No one's paying any attention to Nora, so she decides to do something her family can't ignore: make noise. Nora slams windows, bangs doors, and upsets furniture, to no avail. It's not until she crashes out the door—and the house goes strangely silent—that her family realizes: a noisy Nora is much better than no

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It's tough being the middle mouse. No one's paying any attention to Nora, so she decides to do something her family can't ignore: make noise. Nora slams windows, bangs doors, and upsets furniture, to no avail. It's not until she crashes out the door—and the house goes strangely silent—that her family realizes: a noisy Nora is much better than no Nora at all."A wonderful story." —Booklist

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Many fans will welcome the re-birth of Rosemary Wells' classic story Noisy Nora. The book is now in a larger size and has all new full color illustrations to tell the story of a middle child who refuses to be ignored!
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1All new illustrations infuse this much-loved picture book (Dial, 1973) with energy. Vibrant colors and a larger format make the characters seem to jump out at readers. The original book's sweet, subdued pen-and-ink drawings were a mere appetizer when compared to the feast of colors here, all created from a combination of watercolor, India ink, gouache, pencil, and acrylics. Keeping each scene in a nearly framed vignette, Wells defines and details her illustrations even more than before. The eye-catching drawings and altered word groupings make the story flow better; words and pictures enhance one another to achieve the smooth narrative so necessary for storytelling. Some other differences between new and old: father has given up his pipe; kitchen knives aren't left on the table; and some architectural changes have placed the stair banister on the correct side so Nora won't topple off the side while flying her brother's kite. Nora, the delightful protagonist of the story, is the same; her dilemma hasn't changed one iota. This middle child who continually makes noise to get her parents' attention is really noticed when the silence from her absence saddens her family and starts them hunting for her. This is a Nora for the `90s!Susan Garland, Maynard Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140567281
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
60,677
Product dimensions:
8.41(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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