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The Quiet Noisy Book

(Noisy Books)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A little dog named Muffin is awakened by a tiny noise that sends him on a search to find out what it is.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1950)
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Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An explosion of quiet! A blossoming. A freakin whisper carnival that I can't wait to read to kids. I wonder if there are too many examples? And how well it will stir up our own. (Stay tuned.) In the meantime, I adore this list. I don't need Muffin, but he doesn't really get in the way of my fun.
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jfic
Leonard Weisgard and Margaret Wise Brown are a brutally awesome combination for any picture book, providing delightful combinations of piquant phrase and brain-stimulating art/design. Since I am a quiet person, I particularly enjoyed this iteration of the "noisy books". It asked such questions as "was it a little blue flower growing" and answered with a perfectly placed "NO" at the bottom right hand corner of the page, urging you on to more questions and more "NO"s. And yet the book's final answ ...more
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Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Margaret Wise Brown's an incredible force. Totally fallen in love /w her writing.

"Muffin, the little dog who heard everything, had been asleep all night. Quietly something woke him up. A very quiet noise. What could it be? Was it an ant crawling? Was it a bee wondering? Was it an elephant tipetoeing down the stairs? No. Was it butter melting? No. Was it a little blue flower growing? No." ..and on and on :)
May 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-book
this book is about a dog who wakes up after hearing a very quiet noise. the dog goes around to figure out what the sound could be. As you read the book you can imagine the sound the words are describing and the pictures help you create the sound image.
Nov 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Timeless and simple, this title explores quiet noises from "an elephant tiptoeing down the stairs" (silly) to "the sun coming up" (more realistically peaceful).
Sep 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Liked it ok, until it ran on with lots of quiet noises instead of just one.
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Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Even though she died nearly 60 years ago, her books still sell very well.

Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or p

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