The Very Noisy Nightby Diana Hendry, Jane Chapman
Little Mouse can't sleep because of all the noises in and around his cozy little house: tap-tapping on the window, drip-dripping inside. Little Mouse would feel a lot safer tucked into Big Mouse's bed. But Big Mouse doesn't want wriggly Little Mouse taking all the covers. What's a mouse to do? This sweetly reassuring depiction of an all-too-familiar nighttime battle will enchant young readers, while parents will appreciate the witty text and detailed, expressive art.
"A reassuring story that may become a bedtime favorite." (Booklist)
"Hendry's engaging characters and sound effects make the book a lively read-aloud, while Chapman's bright illustrations are filled with cunning mousey details . . . A sprightly version of a familiar bedtime scenario." (Publishers Weekly)
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I have always loved this book and finally decided to buy it instead of borrowing the book from the library. B&N sent it quickly and my class of 4 and 5 year olds LOVED the story!
We love any book illustrated by Jane Chapman and this is no exception! My son saw himself in 'Little Mouse'--body wriggles, cold feet, and most importantly, the bedtime fears. Love this one!
This is a really great book. My three-year-old, who hates noises, loves this book. We borrowed it from the library. Now, I am going to buy it in paperback. Its a keeper!
My six year old and I fight over who gets to read this book and we read it at least once a week. The illustrations have lots of fun details so even younger kids would probably enjoy a verbal stroll through this book. I don't know any child who hasn't wondered about nighttime noises or wanted a reason to crawl into bed with the Big Mouse of their house, so they can relate to the plight of Little Mouse. Exhausted parents can see themselves in the adult mouse. It is a funny and enjoyable book. We love it.