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Quiet Down, Loud Town!



by
Alastair Heim
illustrated by
Matt Hunt

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imprint
Clarion
ISBN
9781328957825
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Packed with hilarious rhymes, fun-to-shout-out sounds, and the frenetic energy of a happy, busy town, this raucous read-aloud follows an exasperated elephant through the course of his day. From barking dogs to clattering dishes at the coffee shop to a boisterous marching band, the noise is just too much. Mr. Elephant wants nothing more than for his loud town to PLEASE QUIET DOWN!!! But what happens when he ends up getting exactly what he wishes for?

Snuck into the fun is an important message about seeing things from the perspective of others. Share this story with anyone who loves to make noise and anyone who loves to hate it!Full-color mixed media illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 9"

Dewey

E

AR

1.6: points 0.5

Lexile

AD270L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Elephants. Animals. Stories in rhyme. Noise. City and town life. Humorous stories.

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Praise & Reviews

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Traffic (“honk, honk, honk!”) wakes Elephant at 5:30 a.m. Then birdsong (“chirp, chirp, chirp!”) interrupts breakfast, while barking dogs (“yip, yip, yip!”) disturb the morning walk—and the noise grows from page to page. Elephant blames noises for every personal blunder, from tripping to spilling a drink. When a marching band comes through (“WHAM, BAM, BAM! WHAP, TAP, TAP!”), miserable Elephant declares, “Quiet down, I’m going to snap!” The mixed-media illustrations are busy with vibrant color, visual comedy, and rhyming sound words for listeners to shout—until Elephant does snap, leading to a quiet, wordless spread full of Elephant’s glowering neighbors going now-silently about their early evening. Unfortunately, it turns out that too much quiet also disrupts Elephant’s sleep. After hours of tossing and turning, reading, snacking, and counting (the clock slips from 10:00 p.m. to 4:15 a.m.), Elephant turns on the radio, the television, two fans, and the kitchen stand mixer. The cacophony of sounds sends him snoring until all the neighbors arrive to have a word. “Holy cow…what a crowd! I did not know I was so loud. Maybe then, all of you did not mean to be loud too?” Neighborhood peace is restored with free coffee for everyone in the morning—Elephant’s treat—and the promise of a new day and new understanding. JULIE ROACH

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Traffic (“honk, honk, honk!”) wakes Elephant at 5:30 a.m. Then birdsong (“chirp, chirp, chirp!”) interrupts breakfast, while barking dogs (“yip, yip, yip!”) disturb the morning walk—and the noise grows from page to page. Elephant blames noises for every personal blunder, from tripping to spilling a drink. When a marching band comes through (“WHAM, BAM, BAM! WHAP, TAP, TAP!”), miserable Elephant declares, “Quiet down, I’m going to snap!” The mixed-media illustrations are busy with vibrant color, visual comedy, and rhyming sound words for listeners to shout—until Elephant does snap, leading to a quiet, wordless spread full of Elephant’s glowering neighbors going now-silently about their early evening. Unfortunately, it turns out that too much quiet also disrupts Elephant’s sleep. After hours of tossing and turning, reading, snacking, and counting (the clock slips from 10:00 p.m. to 4:15 a.m.), Elephant turns on the radio, the television, two fans, and the kitchen stand mixer. The cacophony of sounds sends him snoring until all the neighbors arrive to have a word. “Holy cow…what a crowd! I did not know I was so loud. Maybe then, all of you did not mean to be loud too?” Neighborhood peace is restored with free coffee for everyone in the morning—Elephant’s treat—and the promise of a new day and new understanding. JULIE ROACH

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