“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
The Loud Book. Written by Deborah Underwood and Illustrated by Renata Liwska. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c. 2011, 32 pp.
Reading Level: Not Available
Grade Level: PreK-3rd
Synopsis: This book notes several different types of loud noises. The book addresses loud noises experienced throughout the day from morning to night.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: This a great book for learning about one of the five senses, hearing. It would also be appropriate to use for learning about opposites (loud vs. quiet).
Content Area Connections: Language Arts, Opposites, Five Senses
Possible Areas of Concern: The illustrations lack significant details, so students may get bored quickly while reading this book.