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Noisy Nora Paperback – 2000

4.3 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reissue edition (2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140567283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140567281
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #564,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nora on July 25, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book was one of my favorites as a child. For years, at least one aquaintance would get me this book for my birthday.

The message I remember from it was not that acting out will get you attention. Nora's parents yelled at her for the noise she made.

The message is that your parents love you no matter what, and are willing to forgive bad temper because of that love.

This is a good book for children. The message is lovely, and told in an amusing way.
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This was one of my favorite books growing up. The rhymes are particularly appealing for young readers. I can still recite certain lines: "'I am leaving!' shouted Nora, 'And I am never coming back!' But no one heard anything except a tra la la from Jack." Wonderful stuff. And contrary to what the dad-to-be wrote, the message of this book is heartwarming. You don't have to be a middle child to appreciate Nora's predicament.
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By A Customer on September 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This was my favorite book as a small child, and I couldn't wait to buy it for my own children. The rhymes make it fun to read, and children really identify with Nora's predicament. The ending is perfect, too.
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By A Customer on October 12, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Noisy Nora is just as much fun to read today as it was when it first came out. I have been teaching second grade forever, and at one time, many years ago, a fellow teacher and myself wore out a filmstrip of Noisy Nora. Our students saw it over and over again. Recently, we used it as the take home book in a Book Bag program. Today's students love it as much as those almost 30 years ago!
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By A Customer on June 15, 1998
Format: Hardcover
As a Noisy Nora myself I feel that this book accurately depicts a middle child's feelings about sharing the attention from her parents. A better story for the afternoon, not nighttime. Children will be able to relate to Nora's feelings.
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I loved this book as a child, and had it memorized before I could read. Fifteen years later I found myself searching for a copy of it to give to my younger half sister so that she could also enjoy it.

Bottom line: yes, this book features a child acting out for attention. However, Nora's parents ignore her until she stops her bad behavior. Yes, this book uses the word dumb. But any child will hear much worse words from television and other media sources.

"Noisy Nora" is a wonderful book that will instill a love of reading in any child.
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"Noisy Nora" is the story of a young mouse girl, a middle child who just can't seem to get any attention. Ignored because her younger brother needs constant care and her parents play games with her older sister, she resorts to acting out --- making all sorts of noise. The rhymes are simple but catchy.

This version of "Noisy Nora" features all-new illustrations, updating from the original 1973 version. The illustrations go well with the story and add a lot of life. Rosemary Well's very first book is an interesting story that just about anyone can relate to at times.
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Growing up loving this book, I was going to purchase it for a child I know for her birthday, and was startled to read quite a lot of unfavorable reviews. It seems that these are the TERRIBLY DAMAGING words: "Quiet!" said her father, "Hush!" said her Mum, "Nora" said her sister, "why are you so dumb?"
Yes, this book uses the DREADED word "dumb" in it several times. Maybe it's a great opportunity to address why name calling isn't nice, without your child doing it, or experiencing it first hand. Or, maybe we all need to take a chill pill and get slightly thicker hides and teach our children that if their big sister calls them "dumb" their fragile little worlds don't need to come shattering down around them.
My sister and I both loved this book when we were little. And I'm quite positive we both called each other "dumb" lots of times throughout childhood. Needless to say, we always were, and still are the very best of friends. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Lets quit making future generations of over-sensitive sissy's and embrace a great little story that is fun to read, cute, and harmless.
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