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Quiet Loud (Leslie Patricelli Board Books)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,271 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
Whether you read it quietly or loudly, learning about opposites has never been more fun - or funny - than with this winning board book.

Sniffles are quiet, but sneezes are loud. Amiably illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli’s spirited board book, QUIET LOUD, stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with com
Board Book, 24 pages
Published September 15th 2003 by Candlewick
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Dec 09, 2011 Philip rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
I've read a bunch of Leslie Patricelli books. My kids love them - especially Yummy Yucky.

I read Quiet Loud for the first time a few seconds ago. Man... when my kids are loud, they're not only loud, but really screechy. My ears are ringing. Seriously. I already have tinnitus, and this book definitely did NOT help that, but it was a blast reading.
Kiera Turner
Jul 10, 2014 Kiera Turner rated it really liked it
Shelves: opposites
Cute book! I would read this book to a
Toddler group or a young preschool age group. Great way to introduce opposites and new vocabulary!
Jul 07, 2013 Antonia rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun-books
This book is a really great book to introduce to young children in order to teach them inside-voice and outside-voice. The quiet sounds in this book could easily be transformed into inside talk. Also, it would be a great large group or transition activity. During large group you could use this book to get the children to get calm or excited. During transition you could use it to do the count down. You could use different voices and sound effects to keep their attention.
Jul 11, 2011 Sharena added it
Shelves: school, language
This was a simple and easy read. I loved how it talked about what things are quiet and what things are loud. This would be a great book to read before having a class discussion about when it is appropriate to be loud or quiet.

Patricelli, Leslie. Candlewick Press. Massachusetts. 2003.

Target Audience: Ages 0 - 3

I was drawn to the wide-open mouth of the baby on the front cover of this book and the lettering of Quiet and LOUD in regular vs. BOLD type. A good concept book for explaining opposites and maybe even teaching the concept of when it is okay to be quiet or loud. The colors and continuous use of the baby in the either/or situations of quiet and loud are fun and silly. I can see reading this individually or
May 18, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it
I think I have an author crush on Leslie Patricelli. Her books are so darling.
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Asalyn Holliday
Jul 15, 2014 Asalyn Holliday added it
Shelves: vocab
This book is really cute. I think it would be a good way of leading into a discussion about when it's appropriate to be quiet and when it's okay to be loud. This book would also be good for talking about opposites and would provide good vocabulary to add to a word wall.
Torrie Wilson
Jul 11, 2015 Torrie Wilson rated it really liked it
Shelves: life-lessons
I think this book is better suited for infants and toddlers. It does not have many words, as it just list some things that could be familiar to children. The pictures are adorable and has lots of room for the reading to include thoughtful comments too. I would use this in the classroom when talking about things that make sounds.
Jermeria Daniel
Jul 10, 2015 Jermeria Daniel rated it really liked it
I would use this book towards the beginning of the school year to talk about loud and quiet voices in the classroom. We would talk about how some activities are louder than others in the class and some are quieter. They could help me create a list to place in the classroom.
Kiah Ballard
Jul 11, 2015 Kiah Ballard rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-for-babies
It's never to early to introduce infants to the aspect of opposites. They definitely recognize it already. Like really loud sounds and quiet sounds. Hard objects and soft objects. I would read this book to infants and young children definitely emphasize the differing sounds when reading it to them
The Yearling House
Aug 26, 2014 The Yearling House rated it it was amazing
Shelves: one-to-two-years
Love Leslie's books for that age when toddlers are still trying to figure out social cues. Can be used as a fun game for younger babies who are trying to regulate their voices and make various sounds.
Seon Kim
Jul 08, 2015 Seon Kim added it
Shelves: behaviors
The book has big pictures where children can explore different things that are loud and quiet. I will do an activity where I actually use some of the materials from the book to demonstrate it to children.
Dec 01, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Updated this to 5 stars, because while reading it again to El before returning it to the library, she started belly laughing so hard she snorted. That's a 5-star reaction!

Fun read aloud book! Naturally, you get both quiet and loud as you read it, which keeps the baby laughing.
Michele Stalmer
Great book for teachers to reinforce opposite concepts. My kids love this as a read-aloud, especially when it's time to read about things that are LOUD!! Illustrations are simple but adorable.
Jan 08, 2015 Stefanie rated it it was amazing
My daughter loves when I read this book out loud and read the quiet parts softly an
d the loud parts very loud.
Jan 26, 2010 Meghan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
I saw this on someone else's book list and it brought back fabulous memories of reading this (and the others in the series) to the boys when they were little. The illustrations are simple but fabulous and use bright colors. The opposites used are different than what appears in most opposite books and they relate to kids's every day (mom's shoes are loud or mud pie is yucky). I am a bit bummed I can't grab mine off the shelf and make the boys read them with me right now as I passed them on to a c ...more
Jul 19, 2012 Vicki rated it it was amazing
I used this fun book for Tiny Tots class. I used to different sets of magnetic letters, the smaller for the word quiet and the larger set for the word loud and put them on a magnetic board. I explained which words meant what to the group. As I read the book, I pointed to the word and the older children in this group seemed to grasp this concept. You could talk about oppposites or gather a supply of props that fall into this theme (there is actually a list at the back of the book)and reinforce th ...more
Melina Kinder
Mar 19, 2014 Melina Kinder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute. My daughter really liked all the examples they used
Haley Shaffer
Jul 10, 2015 Haley Shaffer rated it it was amazing
Keeton loves to read this one
Feb 09, 2014 Tiffanie rated it it was amazing
Fun to read! Easy for kids to "read".
Hayley DeRoche
Sep 15, 2014 Hayley DeRoche rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelf-for-winnie
Adorable as always.
Dec 11, 2014 kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, kids, picture
cute cute
Sep 22, 2015 Stacie rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
Cute pictures great opposites in text.
Dec 22, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Nice book contrasting quiet and loud things and activities. I imagine what you get out of it has a lot to do with what you put into it while reading: going from whispers to LOUD voices for optimum effect! Fun to read and cute pictures too, especially the thinking one. :) My only criticism is that we have a bird that falls on the loud side of the list... though he's still quieter than an airplane so I guess what the book says will work in our house.
Amy Carr
Aug 15, 2009 Amy Carr rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
This series of books by Leslie Patricelli is one of my all time favorites. I own as many as I've been able to get my hands on. They are board books and are just as hilarious for a one year old as an 8 year old. Especially if the 8 year old is reading it to the 1-year old. I can't recommend this books enough! Love the illustrations, the presentation of concepts, the potential for "listener" participation, and all the giggles they produce!
Nov 30, 2015 Carina rated it liked it
Cute, but Toot is still the best one by this author!
Dec 13, 2012 Maureen rated it really liked it
Shelves: board-book, children
The board book is useful to help teach babies and toddlers the difference between quiet and loud. The book provides several examples of fun quiet and loud activities, animals, and places. The pictures are simple, go with the words on each page, and show a baby completing each quiet or loud activity. Each page contains one brief sentence with one page for a quiet activity and the facing page for a complimentary loud activity.
Kelly Beery
Apr 30, 2015 Kelly Beery rated it really liked it
Shelves: educ-567
opposites, people, art, good for two to four year olds
Tonia Holloway
I would use this book, in conjugation with many other books, that talk about comparisons. This is a great book to have the kids join in with. I would stop frequently in the book, having the kids give example of other things that are loud, quiet, etc. I would read the story, giving kids roles, such as susan reading the loud line, bob reading the quiet line, ashley being reading/acting out the small line, etc.
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Leslie Patricelli is the American writer of the books Blankie and Big Little. Leslie Patricelli grew up in Seattle, Washington close to Pine Lake. At college, Leslie Patricelli majored in Communications at the University of Washington. She became an advertising copywriter after college then became a ski instructor in Italy. Leslie Patricelli is also an illustrator for children. She created and ani ...more
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