- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (March 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159643967X
- ISBN-13: 978-1596439672
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 11.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Noisy Night Hardcover – March 7, 2017
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—This rousing selection opens with a boy being kept awake by sounds coming from the apartment above his bedroom. The lad wonders what is going on. The audible commotion stems from a man singing opera, who, in turn, wonders about sounds above his head. This leads to a lively chain of characters, each on subsequent levels of a high-rise building, producing noise and then musing about the sounds they hear from above. These additional noises are in turn produced by a baby, sheep, cowboys, a young trumpet player, a crow, cheerleaders, dancers, and, finally, an old man directing them to go to bed. This title invites audience participation; young listeners can chime in with the swift, repetitive text or by reproducing the variety of sound effects. The book's cover nicely establishes the night setting and offers readers a good sense of where the story takes place. Spirited cartoonish illustrations enhance the mood by visually magnifying the evening chaos described in the text. Children's curiosity will be piqued by illustrations with partial glimpses at floors above; these images allow readers or listeners a chance to predict who or what might be making the noises. Vibrant oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples, and reds stand out against the heavy black lines used to separate apartment floors. Attention given to artwork details can be seen in the patterned wallpaper, which varies from floor to floor. VERDICT The writing style and energetic illustrations tell an amusing tale that will be a rollicking bedtime or storytime read-aloud.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH
"Humorous... Enticing...The interior’s bright pages explode with color."―Booklist, starred review
"Story after story of silly surprises and sounds."―Kirkus, starred review
"Percussive exclamations will elicit plenty of bedtime chuckles."―Publishers Weekly
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
Showing 1-8 of 9 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Mac Barnett strategically employs repeatable phrases to encourage the youngest readers to play along. These phrases all have the short "a" sound, such as "Blah, Blah, Blah" (Baa, La, Haw, etc). Brian Biggs then uses teasing glimpses of feet or props to help the readers anticipate or guess what's happening next above the character's heads.
Employing vertical images, split at the very top and bottom of the standard book page, Biggs foreshadows the next page and carries through the last page. He employs vibrant colors and cartoon-like characters to catch the eye and play along with Barnett's masterful text. Mac and Brian have created a deceptively simple picture book that is sure to enjoy repeated readings.
There is a great energy about the book with the climbing of the heights. It’s added to by the rhymes and rhythms of the book, a strong structure for the story and one that creates a book that grows and builds. The ending is perfection, the timing throughout just right and the humor bold and delightful.
The illustrations have a wild zaniness that works perfectly with the story. There’s a subtle vintage feel to them in the patterns used in the setting but the bold colors are clearly modern and add to the energy of the tale.
This book begs to be shared aloud and children will guess what is making the next noise. Appropriate for ages 2-4.
A little bit of problem solving/mystery solving, a little bit of onomatopoeia fun, and one very busy building. The illustrations are definitely fun, and kids should love the cranky resident of the top floor.