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The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  48 reviews
There once was a little, little girl... with a BIG, BIG voice.
One day she went to find someone to play with.

In this vibrantly illustrated picture book, one loud little girl looks for a friend to play with. She searches the jungle high and low for a pal but her BIG voice scares all the animals away! One by one, an elephant, a snake and a croc quickly retreat away from her
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Little Simon
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Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked the way this book ended. All too often adults take away kids' voices, especially when those children are girls. But in this book the little girl just keeps going along with her big voice until she finds a friend who can handle her, and has a big voice of its own. Also, extra points for representation of people of color in picture books!
Genevie Rodríguez-Quiñones
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would definitely use this text to show younger students the relationships between characters and the changes they undergo.
Rebecca Tversky
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Good build up and progression with an abrupt ending. Worth a single read but not multiples.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, heroine
A little girl has a big voice, and it doesn't go over well with the animals she encounters...except for one.

Nice enough. Entertaining for little ones.
Trey Veazey
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
You can have a big voice without being obnoxious.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books, 2018
Cute story. Reminds me of some students I know...
Nov 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
As posted on Outside of a Dog:

Little children like it when I'm loud. They find it particularly funny for some reason. I consider myself to be a relatively quiet person by nature, reserved (except where kids are concerned), so there must be something funny about me stepping out and letting my voice be heard. Now I'm not talking about my normal, voice-carries-through-a-crowd voice for storytimes, but extra special, super loud explosions. I tend to gravitate towards books that allow me to stretch m
Apr 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A little, little girl has a very loud voice. She heads out looking for a friend to play with. She searches the jungle, but her big voice scares the animals away. First, an elephant run, then a snake, then a crocodile! It’s not until she meets a very loud and very large lion and isn’t scared by his roar, that she makes a friend.

Balouch has created a book that is bright, funny and loud. Her text is simple and easily read aloud, loudly. It has a rhythm that is natural and easy as well as a strong
Amy Forrester
The bright, bold colors are just irresistible. This tiny girl has a big voice, so big that she scares away all the animals she tries to befriend. That is until she meets a lion with a roar as big as her voice. I like that the story is about a child who finds happiness by being her unique self. She doesn’t, not even for a second, think about changing to get others to like her.

Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day:
Aug 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
First, I must admit that I checked this out to read with my two-year-old daughter because she is a little, little girl with a BIG, BIG voice. I couldn't resist the title! This book is funny, bright, loud, and delightful to read aloud. The illustrations are bold with colors of citrus, lime, and hot pink, and bold with a graphic, swirling, joyful style. I loved how the animals and the little girl were happy playing until she frightened them with her big voice and enthusiastic personality. Happily, ...more
Bridget R. Wilson
A small girl with a humongous voice scares away all the animals she meets until she meets lion. He is as loud as she is. Together they enjoy the day.

What I thought: A lovely story with simple text. Children will enjoy guessing what animal comes next. I like the illustrations--so colorful and no lines. My favorite illustrations are the elephant, blowing bubbles, and the girl and lion laughing together.

Story Time Themes: Animals, Loud Noises (pair with The Loud Book)

Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
A good book for preschool storytime. A little girl with a big big voice is looking for a friend, but something keeps scaring potential friends away. Finally she meets an animal that can rival her voice and they become friends. Kids will enjoy telling you what is frightening the animals even though it does not say it in the book. The pictures are very bright and somewhat unusual, using mostly pinks, greens, and oranges.
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
What joy this title brought to my audience while reading...a little girl's voice is much bigger than she--and each animal she encounters is frightened away. Until...she finds the perfect animal friend who enjoys her big voice. This is a potentially fun readaloud with audience participation during the big voice pages.
Jun 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
As the wife of someone who is routinely referred to as "the loud one", this book is going to be read to my kids at some point. It illustrates both the off-putting effect that being loud all the time can have on people who aren't comfortable with being loud, while also demonstrating that you can always find friends who like you just the way you are.
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
I wish the words she says loudly were words besides "something." The kids don't understand when I read it out loud- why am I saying the word "something" loudly? They just don't make the connection that it's her voice. Even when prompted. I don't know. The idea is good and the colors are nice. Just didn't work at story time.
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Of course this was a huge hit when read aloud!

But seriously, I found this in a free box and all the kids I've read it to love it. And I love that it stars a little black girl. I realized of late a lot of our books with black characters were of political struggle, or at least mentioned it. While super important, so is just normalizing black children in books.
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
The story here is not especially riveting as the little girl scares each animal away until the lion roars back. Then she and the lion play. There isn't much to be taken from that. However, the illustrations are colorful and dynamic and would appeal to preschoolers. Her voice is visually represented in bright concentric circles and the animals are exciting to look at.
Jane G Meyer
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A silly, bright and easy-to-read book about a loud little girl who scares everyone away because of her boisterous nature. Finally, she finds a lion, who can match her zeal for noise and they become friends. Since I have a very loud and boisterous daughter, I found this book fitting.

She would have LOVED this when she was a munchkin.
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Very charming. I love it when a little girl doesn't have to be told to be quiet!

Full review forthcoming at:
Zoe Hiilani
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was amazing!

I like the page where she moves and I like her pink bow and I like her green bow too.

(She means the page where the lion is looking at her and the girl's mouth is a round pink circle.)
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: toddler-preschool
A little girl's voice frightens away some of the scariest animals--an elephant, a snake, and a crocodile. Yet when the lion hears her voice, he roars back. Luckily the little girl is not afraid; in fact, she realizes she has a new friend!
Swannanoa Library
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Am I becoming a curmudgeon? This book to me should have been about the dangers of an extremely loud and obnoxious child who gets a comeuppance when the crocodile/lion/snake eat her to quiet her down. I bought it for Swannanoa based on the reviews. Sad to say, I wish I hadn't.
The little girl with the big voice manages to scare away all the animals - including an elephant, snake and crocodile - until she finds an animal who can be just as loud. Vibrant illustrations filled with movement.
Feb 01, 2013 rated it liked it
We really enjoyed this short and sweet story. The only reason for not rating it higher was because I hoped there would be a moral about trying to be quiet- instead of just making a friend to be louder with. :)
Meghan Hunt
Apr 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: jp-picture-books
I love the loud color scheme of the illustrations. I think that it helps depict the loud nature of the little girl.
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love this - bright cheerful illustrations, lots of visual sound, the perfect ending.
Justin Guardiani
Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Cute book with simple, fun and colorful imagery. You felt yourself kinda of sway with the book as you read it to your child.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
Apr 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Fun story about a little girl who goes out to play and who she finds as the perfect playmate.
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Love it! The little girl in the story was like me when I was a little girl! She talks with the animals and roars with a lion!
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