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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (December 28, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064460932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064460934
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Winner of the 1989 Newbery Award, Joyful Noise is a children's book of poetry about insects that was designed for two readers to enjoy together. On each page are two columns of verse for children to alternate reading aloud about the lives of six-legged creatures ranging from fireflies writing in the sky to a love affair between two lice, crickets eating pie crumbs and the single day in the life of a mayfly. Charming large scale soft-pencil illustrations enhance the comical, easy-to-read text. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

In resonant voices and striking use of language, this 1989 Newbery Medal-winner explores the various sounds and concerns of the insect world. All ages.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Paul Fleischman grew up in Santa Monica, California, the son of children's book author Sid Fleischman. Drawing on history, music, art, and theater, his books have often experimented with multiple viewpoints and performance. He received the Newbery Medal in 1989 for JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES, a Newbery Honor Award for GRAVEN IMAGES, the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for BULL RUN, and was a National Book Award finalist for BREAKOUT. He lives on the central coast of California.

For more information, visit paulfleischman.net.

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The illustrations are wonderful.
Greg Johnson
They also love to write their own poems for two voices after reading these!
Joseph c. Shelton
This is a poetry book that children will enjoy reading aloud.
Charles Ashbacher

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 18, 1997
Format: Paperback
A human.

..........A bug.

Quite different,we two

..........Quite different,we two,

but now here we are

..........with a book to review.

"Joyful Noise"

..........as it's called,

is a beautiful book.

..........Whether human or insect, it's sure worth a look.

Two voices, aloud, join in poems like these:

..........a story of booklice, and one about bees.

So get with a friend and find out the joys that come out of making

..........A JOYFUL NOISE!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
Here are fourteen poems about, of all things, bugs. Some may wonder at the subject matter; some may be disgusted. By the time you're done reading them, however, I'm sure you'll no longer feel that way.
Speaking of fireflies, book lice, and honeybees, Fleischman shows the unique perspective of each. At times his poems are hilarious, with the worker ant complaining in time to the languid satisfaction of the queen; some are poignant enough to touch your heart and make you think twice about that caterpillar you shuddered at the other day.
What makes these poems truly wonderful, however, is the fact that they are "for two voices". For full effect, they *must* be read aloud by two people, sometimes in chorus, sometimes speaking alone, and other times echoing each other. In such a manner, the already-delightful poetry becomes alive.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 21, 2003
Format: Paperback
These poems about the lives of different insects are meant to be read by two voices, thereby mimicking the sounds or characteristics of those bugs. The book works rather well, especially the whirligig beetle poem. Appearing in bookstores nation wide in 1992, I remember being given this book at the age of 10 from my mother. At that particular age I was not interested in participating in a picture book, clearly designed for younger students. Had I received it at a younger age I think I would have liked it more. I would recommend presenting this book to a group of students, having them perform it together. That would be the best use of this singular text.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By merrymousies on September 8, 2003
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A real celebration of the insects. Fourteen neat poems - you can read just one side and enjoy the poems too if you don't have a partner onhand but listening to them read by two people is neat! Really great drawings throughout - obviously done by a nature lover. The poems are funny and at times like haiku too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cliff Clive on September 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
Mesmorizing & magical. These poems are fun to read with kids ... for both kid and adult ... because the interplay of sounds is magical. And for the adults, there is deeper meaning to savor and be mesmorized by for long after the last page is turned. I read these with my kids over a decade ago, Just re-found the book and read them again with them a decade later and they smiled ear to ear at the memory of reading it together so long ago, and loved doing it again, but this time at a deeper level.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
I rate this the book Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman 4 stars.

I rated this book 4 stars because it was fun to read. However, I did think the book was a little slow to read. The book is written for two people to read together if they want to. This was neat the way he did this. I especially liked the way he used insects as the characters. This made it very interesting.The insects made it exciting because they had different personalities.

I had several poems that I really like in the book. One of the poems was book lice. I like this poem because they would blame each other for everything . Another poem that I liked was the Ant Poem. This was fun to read because the worker complained and the Queen was bragging. My favorite poem was Water Strider. This was a cool poem because they could walk on water. In the poem another insect trys to walk on water, but you will have to read the book to find our what happens.

Some books I recommend are The Chronicles of Narnia. Another book I would recommend is RASCAL. Some more books I would recommend are the Spiderwick Series. I would also recommend the Lord of the Rings by JK Tolken, and that concludes my book response.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kate on June 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
I like this book because it's a fun way to learn about insects. You can also read it with a friend. My favorite part about the book was the poem called Water Boatman. It's m favorite because it was very funny. I also liked the one called Honeybees because you got to use two different personalities. The queen bee had a wonderful life and the worker bee has a hard life and hates being a bee. I would recommend this book to my teachers as a learning book about poetry and insects.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ann on July 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
I'm a sixth grade teacher, and I have Poetry Cafe in my classroom every other weekend during the school year. Joyful Noise is a favorite of the kids in my class every year. It is always the poetry book the kids go for first when they are picking their poems for the week. They love the challenge of reading the poems fluently while still staying "on beat". The poems are beautifully written with rich vocabulary. I highly recommend this book.
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