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The Very Noisy Baby - Alison Lester

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2017
ISBN: 9781925475616

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Here is the story of a very noisy baby.

She could bellow like a buffalo
And roar like a lion
And howl like a wolf for a very long time.

The baby loves to make all kinds of sounds. She’s really very loud.
But when some animals in the town go missing, can the very noisy baby help?

Find out in this wonderfully boisterous story, full of action, fun (and noise!).

Industry Reviews

'Alison Lester never disappoints. She is a much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator with many successful books to her name. This delightful book is no exception. It has all the trademarks of a Lester success. (...) This is highly recommended, especially for those with a baby in the family.' Books + Publishing Magazine

Received it as a present


My three-year-old daughter received this as a present because of the arrival of her baby sister. It is such a great book that helps your older kids to understand the pros (lots of fun) and cons (they can be noisy!) of having a new baby around. This book is fun, entertaining, and it has a very interesting plot. It also cleverly engages children as different onomatopoeias are introduced throughout the book. Beautifully illustrated by Alison. It takes you on an imaginative journey, as well as an unexpected adventure for an animal treasure hunt! This is definitely a book that the whole family will love to read together, again and again.



Three generationally inspired ...


One of the things I liked about this book after reading it through for the first time… it wasn't predictable. A pink house! That got my attention straight away.The next unpredictable thing about the book is the story settles on five visitors searching for their animals. It is well known that the number three plays an important role in young children's stories; like The Three Bears, or The Three Little Pigs, or stories that use three events, but Alison has chosen five events with five outcomes. This pushes the word count out to over 600 words, but for younger readers who struggle to sit still for any length of time, the illustrations are detailed enough to engage the children while the parent can add their own creative flair to shorten the storyline. For slightly older children who have mastered the art of sitting still for longer periods, Alison's delightful story written rhythmically with rhyme, will delight any listening ears. The story flows fluidly off your tongue and there are many opportunities to modulate your voice to enhance the text on the page and captivate your young audienceI particularly love the variety of characters. They too were not predictable; each with cool names like Professor Tom Twitchy seeking his blue-speckled owl and Mr MacAlpine calling for his lost cockatoo, Coco the keeper, the Pony Club girls, and Frances the FarmerOne by one, mistakenly drawn by the sounds baby makes from inside the house, these colourful characters arrive at the little pink house in search of their missing animals. When they discover it was the baby making the sounds, they wonder, where could there animals be? And, can a simple cup of tea solve their problems? The text is non didactic and allows the baby to be the hero in her own right, with the help of a clever sibling.I highly recommend this Children's Picture Book for any budding readers' bookshelves, especially those with a new baby in the house.

Qld Australia


The Very Noisy Baby

5.0 2


ISBN: 9781925475616
ISBN-10: 1925475611
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 31st October 2017
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 29.7  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

Alison Lester

About the Author

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books.

She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island.

Her picture books include Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War Two; One Small Island, about the possibility of hope and environmental preservation for a World Heritage listed island and for the world itself; Sophie Scott Goes South about a little girl's voyage to Antarctica and the sense of wonder that it brings; and Kissed by the Moon, a lyrical celebration of the natural world and all that it has to offer a child.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

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