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Joyful Noise - Paul Fleischman

Paperback Published: 1st September 1992
ISBN: 9780064460934
Number Of Pages: 64
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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Written to be read aloud by two voices--sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous--here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.

In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the "Booming/boisterious/joyful noise" of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows′s vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way.

A clear and fascinating guide to the insect world--from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles-- and an exultant celebration of life.

Ages 6+

Joyful reading


Great for reading with a friend. Unusual and could be used by kids for literature/science hook up, as the descriptions of the creatures and their inferred thoughts are exquisite! Kids had a great time getting the timing just right.

Sydney, AU


Joyful Noise

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Grasshoppersp. 3
Water Stridersp. 5
Mayfliesp. 8
Firefliesp. 11
Book Licep. 15
The Moth's Serenadep. 18
Water Boatmenp. 21
The Digger Waspp. 23
Cicadasp. 26
Honeybeesp. 29
Whirligig Beetlesp. 32
Requiemp. 34
House Cricketsp. 36
Chrysalis Diaryp. 39
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ISBN: 9780064460934
ISBN-10: 0064460932
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st September 1992
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 17.3  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.16