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Quiet Loud (Leslie Patricelli Board Books)

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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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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
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!
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
I think I have an author crush on Leslie Patricelli. Her books are so darling.
Katie Fitzgerald
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Asalyn Holliday
Jul 15, 2014 Asalyn Holliday added it
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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
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
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
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
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
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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.
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.
My daughter loves when I read this book out loud and read the quiet parts softly an
d the loud parts very loud.
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
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
Very cute. My daughter really liked all the examples they used
H Shaffer
Keeton loves to read this one
Fun to read! Easy for kids to "read".
Hayley DeRoche
Adorable as always.
cute cute
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
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!
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
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.
Brittany Long
This cute board book would be an excellent tool for introducing opposites. You could pair this book with a writing activity where the students are given a pair of opposite words that they have to use in a sentence and illustrate. Once the activity is done, the teacher can put all the pages together and make a class book to use as another read aloud and then be placed on the book shelf for student access.
In class we read this book and a very interesting connection was made this book represented opposites and while reading the book this did not cross my mind but when it was said I thought this is true and fun activity that was brought was having students make their own book of opposites whether it be hot col, big little, etc and this is an activity that I will do with my students.
I interlibrary loaned this in hopes that it would help Natalie with her volume control. She loves the baby in these books. This one wasn't as fun as some of the other books with this character. Natalie never really laughed or got into talking about the pictures. It also wasn't quite what we needed for teaching her not to yell at story time or while William is sleeping.
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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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