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Quiet Loud (Leslie Patricelli board books) Board book – September 15, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 3 years
  • Series: Leslie Patricelli board books
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (September 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763619523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763619527
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Leslie Patricelli lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, their two children, and two kitties. She sketched out her first children’s book, YUMMY YUCKY, when her then one-year-old son was putting everything in his mouth. "After hearing myself say ‘yucky!’ or ‘yummy!’ for months on end, this book seemed to write itself," she says. "Talking to and watching my young children all day gave me a voice and inspiration for these books. I write down what I say to them and what they say to me."

About the Author

Leslie Patricelli lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, their two children, and two kitties. She sketched out her first children’s book, YUMMY YUCKY, when her then one-year-old son was putting everything in his mouth. "After hearing myself say ‘yucky!’ or ‘yummy!’ for months on end, this book seemed to write itself," she says. "Talking to and watching my young children all day gave me a voice and inspiration for these books. I write down what I say to them and what they say to me."

More About the Author

"My Grandma was a pastel artist and, for as long as I can remember, an artist is what I wanted to be too," says children's author and illustrator Leslie Patricelli. "My hobby as a kid was drawing cartoons and writing stories, and I started to consider a career in art in seventh grade. When the multiple choice career test I took resulted in a recommendation that I pursue a career in forestry, I went back and changed all my answers, so that it recommended instead that I pursue graphic design, which was the closest thing to children's book writer or cartoonist on the list."

Today, Leslie Patricelli's legions of fans are evidence that career tests are not always reliable. Her colorful trio of board books about opposites -- YUMMY YUCKY, BIG LITTLE, and QUIET LOUD -- follows a diapered protagonist as he discovers some curious contradictions, such as "ladies are big" while "ladybugs are little." Her inspiration for the series came from her son Beck who, at one year old, "was constantly putting everything into his mouth." Says the author, "I found myself saying 'Yummy!' and 'Yucky!' all the time. I began to draw a baby dramatically expressing his taste or distaste for the things he was eating. The idea of YUMMY YUCKY was born!"

Her other toddler books in the series, BINKY, BLANKIE, NO NO YES YES, BABY HAPPY BABY SAD, and her latest books -- TUBBY AND POTTY, were also based on her parenting experiences. "I am inspired by how passionate toddlers are," she says. "I love the way they are so extremely focused on things, and display such intense emotions. It is easy to see what they care about the most."

Leslie Patricelli's beloved baby character graduated to star in his first full-length picture book, THE BIRTHDAY BOX. She notes "I've watched my kids transform boxes into cars, boats, spaceships, hospital beds, dog carriers, snake houses, bass drums, forts, airplanes, sleds, and of course, robots. It's very exciting when a new box comes into our home."

Her book HIGHER! HIGHER! was selected as a Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor Book. "I credit my daughter, Tia, for writing this book for me," says Leslie. "I was pushing her on the swing at the park when she was two, she started shouting, 'Higher! Higher!' I noticed how the other kids were saying the same thing. We started pretending that with every push I was sending her higher into the sky until she was in space. I went home with the book almost fully formed in my head."

About her latest series, which includes, THE PATTERSON PUPPIES AND THE RAINY DAY. and THE PATTERSON PUPPIES AND THE MIDNIGHT MONSTER PARTY, Patricelli says, "Although the puppies' individual personalities are based on the personalities of my own kids, the stories for these books were inspired by incidences from my own childhood. When I was four, my friend and I decided to create an ocean in her bedroom by dumping buckets of water on the floor, just like the puppies do in THE PATTERSON PUPPIES AND THE RAINY DAY. I will never forget the feeling of being caught by our parents and torn from our imaginary world to realize that we had done something very wrong! Their was no doubt in my mind that we would succeed at making an ocean. I love how a child's imagination can carry them right out of their present situation into an imaginary world that is so real to them. This is the feeling I tried to capture in the Patterson Puppies books.

"My favorite part of writing books is the moment when a new idea comes into my head," says Leslie. "If I give it my attention, a book will start forming in my mind. At this moment, I most certainly have a smile on my face."

Leslie Patricelli lives in the mountain town of Ketchum Idaho with her husband, Jason, her son, Beck, her daughters, Tia and Tatum, two cats, Oreo and Elvin, two rabbits, Olivia and Chewy and a fluctuating population of guppies. Her husband is a drummer, music engineer, ski instructor, and her on-request editor. Her kids have become her editors, whether she requests it or not!

Customer Reviews

My 16 month old son loves this book.
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Quiet Loud is fun to read to our little one.
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The illustrations are simple and colorful.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By June Mom on September 24, 2005
Format: Board book
My 15-month old daughter loves this book! I find myself reading it to her a few times a day; she never grows tired of it. The book holds her attention the entire time while I'm reading it to her. The pictures are colorful and eye-catching. I checked it out from the Library to see if she would like it, I guess now I need to purchase it and add it to our home library. I would defiantly suggest this book to read to infants and toddlers.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Patricia J. Burke on October 20, 2003
Format: Board book
This book is short on words and long on really great illustrations. Quiet Loud and Patricelli's other 2 books are perfect for kids who are just beginning to show an interest in books. The illustrations captivate their attention and the limited number of words doesn't require too much lingering. The illustrations lend themselves to acting out and being silly. This new little book is quickly becoming a favorite at my house!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Cookingteach on October 20, 2003
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My son was 15 months when we got these FABULOUS books and he loves them! He tends to be fairly lound himself so learning about what is quiet and what is loud is a good, continual lesson at our house-this book is the perfect tool and the illustrations are fantastic too. Be sure to check out Leslie Patricelli's other two books as well, Yummy/Yucky (our favorite!) and Big/Little-all are well worth the purchase and great for gifts too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BostonMama on July 21, 2010
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This board book, like all others by Patricelli, features a simple, adorable, genderless baby learning about opposites-- in this case, quiet and loud. This book is brilliant for reading aloud; reading the loud pages in a very loud voice (and making sound effects, like a dog barking, etc.) and reading the quiet pages in a whispering voice, makes this a fun read for both parent and child. A couple of notes-- (1) This is not really a bedtime read. The "loud" pages make for a bit too much commotion at a time when babies should be settling down. I tend to read this during the day. (2) Another reviewer commented that it is hard to show how rainstorms are loud to a child. When I read the book to my daughter, I tap my fingers on the book very fast to make a rain-falling-on-the-roof noise, and sometimes add in "boom" or something for thunder. She likes it, and tries to tap her fingers, too. I think the introduction of loud weather phenomena is a good idea, especially because rainstorms can be very loud and frightening for young children in many parts of the country.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Winborn on September 29, 2005
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My daughter and I both love this loud board book! It begins, "Whispering is quiet, Screaming is LOUD," and gets even better from there. It has lots of room for sound effects, and at two years old, she loves to help make the sounds. It's quickly become one of her favorite books, although I did scare her one evening because I was a little too loud...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By doing montessori on March 24, 2006
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Leslie Patricelli's bold illustrations seem to jump off the page, while the cartoon stylings keep it light. Quiet Loud is my favorite in a series of books that joyfully illustrates concepts. I appreciate that the author enjoys the richness of each of the opposite pairs by focusing each book on one concept. Quiet Loud is my favorite in the series because of the cover baby. Plus, it offers some guidance about appropriate volume level for an environment without coming off as preachy. Quiet Loud is about the pleasure of the sound spectrum, and I gifted this to my infant nephew with hopes of spirited read alouds as he gets older.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lmn on October 12, 2012
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This is a fun board book that can be used for several ages, not just young children. It actually helps with self regulation because you are quiet, then loud and it is repeated. Even children with short attention spans can get through this book. It's just a fun little book whether you are a therapist or not.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicole H. Markelz on November 9, 2006
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Leslie Patricelli is our very favorite toddler book author. Quiet Loud is our second favorite book of hers behind Blankie, but they are all well-loved in our house. The baby featured in the illustrations is just the cutest thing.
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