Noise is a Good Thing!
By Malachy Doyle & Ed Vere
Candlewick Press, $15.99, 32 pages
Too Noisy! is about the very noisy Bungle family. Sam, the quiet child, cannot take the noise any longer and decides to venture out to the very quiet woods. At first, the silence of nature was a definite improvement to Sam’s noisy situation, yet, as he forged deeper into the woods, the quiet was replaced by darkness and creepy crawly things. Sam was scared and so he yelled. Slowly but surely, Sam began to hear sounds…very noisy sounds! His family, with all their noise, found Sam in the deep, dark, scary woods. Sam decided quiet was good but noise could be good, too.
Too Noisy! is a story that will capture your child’s attention immediately with its bright illustrations, large pages and rhyming words. The Bungle family consists of intriguing atypical creatures, looks-wise. The pages are whimsical and the story is engaging.
Reviewed by Seniye Groff