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A Dark and Noisy Night (Dutton Easy Reader) Hardcover – August 18, 2005
From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2–Peggy the Pig tries not to get scared, but spooky noises get the better of her. First there is a tapping on her window, followed by a creaking on the stairs. And just as she calms down and is about to fall asleep, a white object in the window yowls. Poor Peggy is afraid, but she's brave enough to open the door when the bell rings, and lo and behold, she realizes that it is Halloween. Emerging readers will love reading sounds like clunkity-clunk and creak with expression and will enjoy the joke at the end. Amusing illustrations showing the fearful piglet with dark shadows looming add to the humor.–Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX
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PreS-Gr. 1. From the Dutton Easy Reader series comes this "silly thriller with Peggy the Pig." Peggy is trying to take a nap, but strange noises awaken her. Are they from bony fingers making tapping noises on the window? She goes downstairs to read, but she thinks she hears a ghost. And what about the "Rumble! Rumble" when she hides out in the kitchen? Children who are paying close attention to the artwork will see that the eerie noises inside have a logical explanation: tree limbs, the radiator, the refrigerator. Then come worrisome noises from outdoors. To Peggy's relief, the werewolf and companions that she heard--and saw--outside are only trick-or-treaters. In some ways, this seems to be riding the coattails of the popular Amanda Pig books, but it still has its own appeal. New readers will enjoy having the opportunity to make lots of funny noises instead of just sounding out words. Ilene Cooper
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Peggy the Pig is not sleeping well. She keeps hearing all these different noises and can't figure out what is making these scary sounds. Young children can totally relate to this story as Peggy keeps getting unsettled when she hears different sounds. What could it be? Is that a tree limb rattling against her window or is it a witch tap-tap-tapping wanting to be let in? Oh no! Peggy is so scared. She runs into another room and hears another sound -- is it a horrible wet, slimy, dripping swamp monster or is Peggy's water faucet dripping? Read this book and find out.
Kids can really enjoy and relate to this book. Poor little Peggy! In every room she encounters another spooky noise that scares her so badly! This story helps explain to your young child -- who may be slightly afraid at night -- that a noise they hear doesn't mean there's a werewolf on the loose -- it's probably just the heater helping to keep the house warm in a noisy way.
The story line is fun and relates to kids. The illustrations are adorable and fun! On every page my grand daughter and I couldn't help but notice how Peggy the Pig's little piggy tail would either be sticking straight out or all curlicued and piggy.
A darling book that is fun to share with the little child you love. My Paige and I have probably sat down together and read this book over 30 times in the last two weeks. Not kidding -- A good time is had by all!
When the monsters are finally revealed, it is such a delightful surprise that my little one giggled and smiled in response, until she saw another little twist, which took her by surprise! A recommended read for Halloween, especially for lower elementary independent readers.