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Too Much Noise in the Library

Too Much Noise in the Library

by Susan Margaret Chapman, Abby Carter (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Ms. Reade, the school librarian, runs a "lively, booming media center." As books are returned they go "kerplop, kerplop," computer keys go "clickety click," pages "rustle, rustle," etc. One day the mayor wanders in during recess, when all is quiet. He is enjoying the peace and quiet, browsing through the dinosaur section, when the bell rings, the children return, the hubbub resumes, and the mayor is distressed. Insisting there is too much noise, he eliminates the sounds one by one, turning off computers, locking the books away, and sending the children back to class until all is silent again. Ms. Reade convinces him that while the library is now quiet, it is also boring. He turns equipment back on, unlocks the books, and finally brings back the most important noise, that of happy children. The onomatopoeic text makes this an excellent choice as a read-aloud, and the watercolor illustrations with their multicultural cast of children are pleasing to the eye. Librarians will appreciate this tribute to school libraries that depicts them as active, dynamic places—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ

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Highsmith Incorporated
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Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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