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The Louds Move In! Hardcover – March 1, 2006

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Kindergarten-Grade 2 When the Loud family moves into a quiet neighborhood, bringing bashing and crashing, thump thumpity thumping, and clack clackity clacking, the neighbors become so distressed that they finally decide to ask the newcomers to quiet down. However, the family is nowhere to be found, and all of a sudden the neighborhood is quiet again. Too quiet. As the weeks pass, Miss Shushermush and the others begin to reflect on the Louds' friendliness, find that they miss the constant commotion, and begin making noise themselves. When the Louds return from a trip and invite everyone over for a pizza dinner, they all eat nosily and burp loudly together. This simple story is somewhat predictable, and while there is some fun language and the retro cartoon art is colorful, overall the book doesn't hold interest. JoAnn Jonas, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA
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Dunnick Crimi is a Marshall Cavendish author.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761452214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761452218
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 11.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,642,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Experienced Editor VINE VOICE on October 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you like belly-laughing, this book's for you. The Louds are great for guffaws.
Stereotypes abound on Earmuffle Avenue, where the residents are Miss Shushermush, Mr. Pitterpatter, and Miss Meekerton. Their serenity is shattered when new neighbors arrive: "The Loud family walked loud. Stomp stompity stomp. They ate loud. Chomp chompity chomp. But mostly they talked loud," for page after page of CAPITALIZED YELLING. Just when the quiet folks on Earmuffle Avenue can't stand another shout, the Louds disappear--and suddenly Shushermush, Pitterpatter, and Meekerton miss the noisy newcomers. Then the Louds, just as suddenly, return from an unannounced vacation, and everyone joins in a high-volume celebration.
The text is right on target for the preschool sense of humor, with references to underwear, garbage, and a resounding terminal burp. Baby Loud's diet is a running joke: "The baby's eating out of the garbage. ... The baby's eating baked beans. ... The baby's eating the cat's food. ... The baby's eating an earthworm. ... The baby has a dirty diaper!"
Colorful, cartoony artwork complements the text, highlighting the hijinks in this symphony of slapstick. The message that the quiet neighbors need to loosen up and have some fun is reinforced by portraying them initially as mousy, humorless figures. They are so boring that in contrast boorish behavior becomes a good thing.
The underlying theme of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" illustrates the effectiveness of peer pressure. Parents would do well to read and think about the book before sharing it with young children. Beneath the belly laughs, The Louds Move In presents an amusing opportunity to explore the serious concepts of conformity, consideration, and respect for others.
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Format: Hardcover
I hail all children's books that parents can enjoy as much as their children! So I scream "hooray" for The Louds!

Three residents of Earmuffle Avenue (are you laughing yet?) get an ear-piercing wake-up call when The Louds move in. Miss Shushermush, Mr. Pitterpatter and Ms. Meekerton can't attend to their quiet ways when The Louds are around. Children will love the repetitive banter of The Loud Family, "for pete's sake." Each Loud speaks with a distinct voice and Baby Loud is always doing something unpleasantly hilarious.

When the Louds go on vacation, their quiet neighbors slowly realize that they miss the boisterous family, and the resulting reunion ends the book with a satisfying...well, you'll just have to read it.

Amidst all the fun, there are a few lessons being taught. Firstly, it's OK to be who you are. And next, it's fun being friends with someone different than yourself. They'll give you a new perspective on life. Of course, the talented Crimi conveys this through a delightful story, not via a lecture. Moreover, the tale is equally appealing to girls and boys.

This is a book my child asks to read again and again and I'm always happy to oblige.
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This is the perfect picture book: funny and satisfying, with well-chosen, extra delicious words. I bought it for a fun, full-of-life family. They're not LOUD but they think of themselves as loud. Every family thinks of themselves as loud, right? Both quiet and loud are celebrated in this book.
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I like the story itself but the book we received was in very bad condition. Most of the pages were stuck together to the point that they tear apart and it had a really bad odor.
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