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The LOUD Book! by Deborah Underwood and Illustrated by Renata Liwska

Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Pages: 32

Publishers Summary:

Just like there are lots of quiets, there are also lots of louds:
Good louds
and bad louds

And louds that make you feel like you are the center of attention (BURP!).

The Loud Book compiles all these kid-friendly noises from morning to night,
in a way that is sure to make readers

The Turkeybird and Littlebug Team-Up:

Turkeybird: I’m so much louder than you are, and I can prove it!

Littlebug: Nu uh! I’m way louder!!

Turkeybird: Okay, if you’re so loud, what’s your favorite LOUD sound out of The LOUD Book?

Littlebug: Oh, that’s easy…the “Ants Loud”! At least I know mom is always LOUD when ants are in the house, so that has to be the loudest.

Turkeybird: Yeah, that is pretty LOUD. But I think one of the LOUDEST sounds in The LOUD Book! would have to be the “Applause Loud”. Mom said it’s a lot like clapping and saying hooray, which you do all the time and it is SO LOUD!

Littlebug: Fine. I’m loud. But at least it’s a happy loud!

Turkeybird and Littlebug: These are really only two of the LOUD sounds in The LOUD Book! You should give this to a kiddo our age because we know they would want to make more LOUD noises, that sometimes are quiet they are so LOUD. We love this book!

Mom’s Two Cents: In the sequel to the immensely popular, The Quiet Book, Deborah Underwood seeks to discover even the smallest of very LOUD sounds. From crowded pools to crickets, no sound is too quiet to not be loud in some way. Featuring the beautiful illustrations of Renata Liwska, this is a book sure to please young and old readers alike. Take a step into the world of very LOUD possibilities and discover that even the smallest sounds become LOUD in the right setting.

Sometimes the sounds we hear and experience have more to do with the non-aural input we’re receiving and everything to do with the physical setting of the place we’re hearing it in. Is it possible that silence could be LOUD? So much so that it’s deafening? Absolutely and especially if you happen to be a child that’s just been caught with their hand in the cookie jar. How about a candy wrapper? Probably not if you’re at home or at a park, but sitting in a quiet movie during a romantic moment would definitely make a candy wrapper sound ridiculously LOUD! It’s these little changes in the way we see things that makes The LOUD Book more than a picture book with beautiful illustrations. It’s a book that can help teach a child to reach beyond what they see before their eyes and imagine possibilities!

Not only does The LOUD Book! explore the imagination, it’s also just plain old fun! What 2 or 4 year old do you know that doesn’t like to let loose and run around screaming like a crazy person from time to time? This is definitely the perfect book for exploring and experiences the sounds around us in our daily life. By all means, explore your home, but when you’ve heard the creaky cabinet take it outdoors to hear the swooping wind behind a blue jay that’s dive bombing your neighborhood kitty. It’s brilliant and the perfect book to incorporate into a child’s daily life, often in very unexpected ways.

Deborah Underwood takes on the seemingly impossible challenge of following up the much loved The Quiet Book and could quite possibly have exceeded the expectations set. With Underwood’s imagination and Liwska talent for illustrating imagination in a beautifully unique way, The LOUD Book! becomes a book that begs to be read again and again. Open a child’s love of exploration and creativity as well as show them a never ending stream of very unlikely possibilities in the world around them. The LOUD Book! is one that will have a permanent spot in our home to encourage even the youngest (and possibly oldest) in expanding their views of the world around them. Simply wonderful!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 and up. Parents will beg their children to read The LOUD Book! and children will gladly enjoy it! A book about opening your mind to the possibilities found in the world around us and using your imagination to see things in a new light.

Attention! One thing to note, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children is throwing a HUGE giveaway for The LOUD Book! with the possibilty of winning one of twenty five signed copies as well as a grand prize winner who will win a piece of original art by illustrator Renata Liwska. Pretty incredible if you ask me! Just stop by the site for The LOUD Book! that has been set up by the publisher and enter, it’s that easy!

Thank you so much to the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, for sending a copy for review! Find them on Twitter and Facebook!

Find The LOUD Book! by Deborah Underwood at the following spots:
Powell’s Books
Barnes & Noble

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9 Responses to Book Review: The LOUD Book! by Deborah Underwood

  1. Gina says:

    Fantastic review you guys! Way to go! I bet both Littlebug and Turkeybird could out “loud” the critters in this book, but you know…that’s a part of being a kiddo in the first place. Sounds like a great book for little ones to explore the world of sound….and the illustrations are so cute. Great share Danielle! ^_^

  2. Joanna says:

    love the team review style. Bear’s “Hooray” is enough for me to want to read/see more. Sounds like a great chance to explore sound, the hidden, the unexpected…. Thanks for this review. I haven’t read the Quiet Book yet, so I need to check our library for that first.

  3. Teresa says:

    Great review. I loved the team up and will be seeking this one out for my monkey.

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    The Loud Book was a big hit this week for bedtime story time.

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