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Roar of a Snore Paperback – June 12, 2008

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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.
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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: 8.5 x 0.1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,531,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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. Marsha has five new books coming out in 2016, including Lost. Found. from Neal Porter Books and Waiting for Snow from Houghton Mifflin.

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

When not creating imaginative worlds and wacky characters at her home in Florida, 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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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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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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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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SUMMARY: All of the Huffle family is asleep except for Jack. He hears a noise. It is an unbelievably loud snore. He sets out to investigate where the noise is coming from. He awakens one snoring family member after another, but the snore snores on. Each family member joins his quest until they end up in the barn and find the snore coming from a tiny little kitten.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations were created with acrylic paint. They are lush with muted colors making this a nice calming bedtime story.

THE GOOD: This is a very fun story as the family hunts down the snore. There is repetition of the names as one more family member is added to the chase. The little ones will enjoy this. The ending is funny.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Ages 3-6
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I am a 3rd grade teacher, and we had the opportunity to Skype Ms. Arnold this morning! It was absolutely fabulous! She read the book aloud to my class, and had them become involved with the story by repeating the words from this book. We loved this book because it was funny! My 3rd graders came up with words like "awesome, amazing, cool, entertaining, good, best book in the world, spectacular, terrific, fabulous when I asked them to help me write this review. We would highly recommend this book to other elementary school classrooms. Also, Ms. Arnold gave us the ideas to take a character this book, and write our own "Roar of a snore" book.
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I fell in love with this book at first reading to my then 9 month old grandson. The rhythm of the words, the pictures, the kindness and gentle names all make it fun to read out loud. Although it is a little long for the tiny ones, making the snore ROARRRR and doing the variety of snores keeps their attention. I will enjoy reading it out loud for years to come.
Dec. 2010 It is still one of our favorite books to read together...and he loves it so much at two that his parents have to hide it since they get tired of reading 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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