This rickety old house can be very noisy. Clomp! Clomp! Clomp! Goes the old lady's walking stick. In the room above, the dog wonders if that noise is a knock at the door - woof! Woof! Woof! And that wakes up the ginger cat in the room above who thinks the dog is chasing her - meow! Meow! Meow! Then the frightened cat wakes up the baby in the room above - waaah! Waah! Waah! Follow the riotous noises on each floor of the creaky old house as each resident makes their own crazy din.
This delightful rhyming text is ideal for sharing with young children, providing many opportunities for them to join in. Written by a first-time author and illustrated by a highly successful picture book artist, this is sure to be a winner with both young and old.
JULIE RHODES is a professional wildlife artist who lives in Cornwall with her husband and baby daughter. Their boxer dog Archie inspired Julie to write The Very Noisy House. Julie says, “ Archie is always barking and running about, so our house is very noisy!” She has written and illustrated stories for her family all her life, but this is her first published book.
KORKY PAUL was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a well known figure in the children's book world and among his illustrated work is the highly-successful Winnie the Witch series. He lives in Oxford.
This book is a winner. It’s ideal for reading aloud and children will love the mounting tension, the noise… and the thrill of joining in.’
‘A quirkily original read with detailed vibrant illustrations that children will enjoy looking into and exploring closely.’
‘Young readers will love to join in this exuberant celebration of the noises of everyday life.’
' An amusing story and perfect for children’s vocal orchestrations.’
‘An ideal book for readers unafraid to bark, bellow and bang.’
‘A book which attracts the attention . . . Perfect to share with young children who will relish the opportunity to join in with all the noises.’
"This is a delightful book that noisy children will love to jabber their way through, but it’s also fun for quieter ones to giggle away to as they snuggle up beside you."
'Crazily illustrated by the great Korky Paul, but with attractive front and back endpapers provided by primary school pupils, this book crackles with riot and energy all the way through. Not to enjoy it must be a near impossibility.'