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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (June 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142411094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142411094
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Starred Review. PreS–The sky was dark. The stars were bright. Each Huffle fast asleep that night. Except for Jack, who hears a roar of a snore and rouses Old Hound Blue, who is snoring. But the noise continues, and dog and boy set off to find its source, awakening each successive snorer. The crowd grows to include Mama Gwyn, Sweet Baby Sue, Papa Ben, the twins Josie Jo and Jennie Lynn, and the sheep and goat and cow and the hens. As they gather in the barn, they discover that the sound is coming from a tired and homeless kitten who is fast asleep in the hay. Finally, all gather round and fall asleep. Pratt's acrylic illustrations help to create a pace that perfectly complements the rhyming, cumulative text. The details of the pictures, done in vivid, warm colors, add motion and energy to the story. A must-have for all libraries.–Rebecca Sheridan, Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, PA
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The details of the pictures, done in vivid, warm colors, add motion and energy to the story. -- School Library Journal, starred review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Called a "born storyteller" by the media, Marsha Diane Arnold wrote the
award-winning "homegrown treasures" column prior to penning eleven award-winning picture books. These include Heart of a Tiger, named Best First Book by a New Author, The Pumpkin Runner, a Smithsonian Notable, and Roar of a Snore which was selected three times for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Her stories have been called "wacky," "whimsical," "inspiring," "beguiling," "heartwarming," "uplifting," "great read-alouds," and "a must-have for all libraries".

Her two newest books show the range of her writing ability. The sweet Family Choice Award winner, Hugs on the Wind, is a very, very quiet book and the uproarious Northern California Book Award nominee Roar of a Snore is a very, very LOUD book.

When not creating imaginative worlds and wacky characters at her home in northern California, Marsha enjoys traveling the world, scuba diving, and (like her characters) always trying new things. To learn more about Marsha's books or to contact her, visit www.marshadianearnold.com.

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A cute and fun read with a great rhythm!
Barbra Springer
I fell in love with this book at first reading to my then 9 month old grandson.
M. Abe
My son read this book at my sister's house and begged for his own copy.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chuck R. on January 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
One of several library books we just had to buy and own. Marsha Diane Arnold's clever rhyming verse is fun to read aloud and gets funnier as more family members awake and join Jack's search. Pratt's illustrations are witty and childlike and have the warm and cozy feel of incandescent lamplight. It even has a plot surprise (or two!) "Roar of a Snore" joins our short list of children's books that get better with each reading. Hint: we read this to our little girls (ages 2 and 3) and they laugh aloud when the family's rhyming names are read to them very quickly!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BlessedX4inTX on September 9, 2007
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SUCH a cute story! The rhyme is wonderful...Dr. Seuss-ish, yet it has it's own flair. My boys (4, 3, & 21 months) all sit and listen through the entire story. (A miracle unto itself...) They also repeat many of the phrases in the book and all ROAR right along with their Dad as he reads it aloud! My 4 yr old has started "reading" it to his brothers. We originally checked it out at the library, and have just purchased it so we can have our own copy. That is the only way my children would not throw a fit at having to return the book! :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By smatchi on January 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I borrowed this book from the library and my 3 year old daughter and her friend really enjoyed it. SUCH a cute book, the illustrations are good as well. KUDOS to the author I like the book so much I bought it so we could have our own personal copy. Great for any child between 2 1/2 to 6 I think. My 6 year old neiced enjoyed it too, especially when you do the voices with it. :)
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By S Lee on April 5, 2013
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Bought this for my 2-year-old grandson and he loved the pictures and story. Entertaining for adults, too! Would definitely recommend.
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My son read this book at my sister's house and begged for his own copy. And I can see why! This bedtime tale is playful and hilarious - from the names of the characters to the wacky illustrations. It's a ton of fun to read aloud!

Even though it's a completely different adventure, the book reminds me of "No Jumping on the Bed" by Tedd Arnold. I think it's the meter and rhyming that does it. But if you love that book, then you'll love "Roar of a Snore" as well!
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I didn't have a child at hand while reading ROAR OF A SNORE but imagined how much fun it would be to read this short and sweet book out loud. The illustrations match the vivid story perfectly. Before long you imagine yourself as one of the characters, helping out!
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