The Loud Book! is maybe not the book for bedtime. It’s too rambunctious, too full of noisy fun. Stick with the first book by this duo, The Quiet Book, at bedtime.
For any OTHER time? Grab The Loud Book! and brush up your sound effect skills.
The Loud Book! goes through sounds in a day, starting with “Alarm Clock Loud!” and ending with “Crickets Loud.” Some of the loud noises are expected, others took me delightfully by surprise.
I’ve read a lot of picture books in recent months and there are many that I feel like were written for adults or perhaps by someone that has never actually met a child. This is neither – young children will find this book uproariously fun, but that doesn’t come at the expense of adult enjoyment either. It’s silly without being dumb and cute without being saccharine.
And these illustrations. Seriously, they kill me. They are so darling, so fun, and so clever.
Don’t you just want to frame that and hang it in your child’s room? Me too.
I love the size of this book – not tiny, but not very big either – I’d estimate about six by eight inches. Just the right size for a lap story.
This book made Ella laugh like no other book ever has. So much so that I reread it to her a second time in a row and video-taped it (poorly). And also wished I didn’t have a whale bathtub sitting in my living room waiting to be returned to its owner. And yet, despite these hardships, I carry on. Because I want to share the joy of baby laughter with you. And also the joy of hearing my ridiculous voice.
Copy received from Blue Slip Media