The Noisy Book

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With over 100 pages, this unique boardbook is full of bright, bold illustrations and lots of noises to make. It's perfect to share with a baby or toddler.

The owl goes hoo hoo
The cat goes meow
The raindrop goes plop
The door goes knock ...

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With over 100 pages, this unique boardbook is full of bright, bold illustrations and lots of noises to make. It's perfect to share with a baby or toddler.

The owl goes hoo hoo
The cat goes meow
The raindrop goes plop
The door goes knock knock
The baby goes waaa
Daddy goes shhh
The kiss goes mwahh

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Pamela Paul
Rich and original (two words not typically associated with the often merely-a-downsized-picture-book genre), this gem will delight parents as much as it does young children, partly because it's not as simple as it looks despite the straightforward this-sounds-like-that format.
Publishers Weekly
Combining the tidy trim size and young audience of a board book with the range of an encyclopedia, this celebration of sound is epic in its scope and delightful in its execution. Printed on thin but sturdy glossy paper, each spread pairs a simple declaratory sentence (“The monkey goes oo oo oo,” “The fish go blub blub”) with Bravi’s friendly, chunky cartoons, outlined in thick black. Animals feature on most of the pages, though vehicles and various objects also appear, and Bravi includes some outside-the-box options, too (“The snail does nothing but move its elegant feelers”). Clever and raucous fun. Ages 1–up. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Suzanne Javid
What is a noisy book? It really does not make noise but it is bright and bold in color, chunky and sturdy in size, epic in length (for a board book), clever and simple, quirky but delightful and a wonderful interactive read with a kiss at the end. Originally published in France, this edition is a reprint of the first American edition published in 2012. This title is all about noises made by animals, toys, babies, vehicles, trains, instruments and more. The reader will find four to six words on the right side of each double-page white and glossy spread while the left side of the spread shows a simple object drawn in thick, bold lines on a solid color background. A gem for young children as the pictures are bright, bold and uncluttered making it a fun picture read for those under the age of two. Most readers will agree with the sounds found in the book. However, when a can of spinach is chosen for one of the pages, it’s given sounds of yuck and yum. Better to have eliminated the choice and avoided any confusion readers may find in reading to young children as well as eliminating any presumption of taste. Even so, this book is just right for little hands and pre-readers. Reviewer: Suzanne Javid; Ages 2 to 4.
Kirkus Reviews
In this French import, animals, machines and various objects make their signature sounds. Each spread presents a simple sentence on the left and bold cartoons drawn with thick, black lines of the subject in question on the right. Bravi's selection of noisemakers runs from the typical ("The cat goes meow") to the surprising ("The train goes takataka takataka") to the overly abstract ("Pain goes ouch," which is paired with an image of an upturned tack) to the delightful ("The snail does nothing but move its elegant feelers"). Most of the quirky drawings in both muted and bold colors will be easily identifiable to little ones, but some--vehicles, for example--are a little less than clear. The title appropriately quiets everything down at the end with a kiss. With a catalog of over 50 animals and objects on 116 thinner-than-normal-but-still-sturdy pages (probably the longest board book on record), this offering gives youngsters plenty to chatter about. (Board book. 1-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877467523
  • Publisher: Gecko Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 631,664
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Soledad Bravi was born in 1965 in Paris. She has worked as an artistic director in advertising before returning to drawing. Today she is the author of many books and draws for French Elle magazine.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Favorite of my little one, pictures are eye-catching, and he lov

    Favorite of my little one, pictures are eye-catching, and he loves all the sounds made when reading out loud. 

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