So begins a new children's book, The Loud Book! by Deborah Underwood. The Loud Book!, released on April 4, 2011, is a companion to The Quiet Book, published last year by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
This cute picture book will encourage many good conversations with your children about the different types of loud. Some kinds of loud are good like "the home-run loud," "the applause loud," and "Aunt Tillie's Banjo Band loud," or the "fireworks loud." Other types of loud aren't as appropriate, such as "the last slurp loud," "the burp during quiet time loud," "the snoring sister loud," and--the one parents will identify most with--"the deafening silence loud."
Renata Liuska's illustrations center around a young stuffed animal rabbit and his friends and take children through the day, from rabbits "alarm clock loud" to "crickets loud." It's definitely a cute book that will become a favorite, but I'm warning you, you may just get a little LOUD when reading this book!
What is your favorite kind of LOUD?