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Book Review & Giveaway – The Loud Book! By Deborah Underwood

The Loud Book! By Deborah Underwood illustrated by Renata Liwska

This is a sampling of conditions and situations, resulting, in this case, in loud noises, each portrayed by the cast of stuffed-animal characters. There is a broad range of noises depicted, from ringing alarm clocks, burping, cheering, applauding, and whistling to sounds created by dropping various items (lunch trays, marbles in the library, etc.).


My Review: A perfect book exploring sounds around us. It covers all sort of loud from alarm clocks loud to crickets loud. With great illustration from Reata Liwska, I loved the dropping your lunch tray loud. The expression on the faces of the animals were priceless. And never thought a deafening silence loud as LOUD! Great book for the classroom.

Ages: 4 – 8

Pages: 32 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

Free Giveaway (US Only)

Author is giving 1 lucky winner a copy of this book

Giveaway Ends 8th July @ 12 noon

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June 28, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. My granddaughter just turned six and this would be an awesome book to add to our bedtime or anytime reads.
    Any thing “loud” gets her attention much more so than soothing reads.

    Comment by Lisa Richards/NL | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  2. Sounds like a really neat book! It’s always neat exploring everyday things (like noises) with the kids 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  3. Although I prefer peace and quiet, I enjoy reading all kinds of books with my daughter(she’s partial to dinosaurs and dogs). She loves when I change my voice according to the characters and context.

    This would be a great addition to her library. She loves to read her favorites over and over…

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    Completed FB requirement(Mona Garg)

    Comment by Mona Garg | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  4. My 5 year old grandson would love this one…you know how noisy 5 year old boys can be & this would be right up his alley!

    Liked the FB page


    Comment by Ruthie B | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  5. My son has Asperger’s and is really sensitive to sounds. What a neat book to share with him about noises to help him when we are working on coping skills. Thanks! I “like” Meet the Author on Facebook.

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

    Comment by Karen | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  6. My granddaughter Ava says “I’m kind of loud”. The child just cannot talk in normal volume. Just a quirk that we have come to accept and embrace. She would probably think she should have been included in The Loud Book!

    I like Meet the Author on FB.

    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  7. I love interactive books:) I would probably push the buttons myself….lol
    My girls would love this too, my yougest would like the sounds.

    Lmbrunken {AT} gmail {DOT} com

    Comment by larissa | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  8. I like that this book explores the loud sounds we encounter every day.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  9. I adore interactive books-I am the first one to push the buttons -.- I know my nephew would love this! He loves anything with sounds. Thank you! edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  10. Another winning story and lesson to add to my collection and share with my children’s reading group. I am always surprised by the wonderful selections that you continue coming up with in your reviews and giveaways.

    Comment by L McLendon | June 28, 2011 | Reply

  11. My three children would LOVE this. They are very loud themselves 🙂 The illustrations look absolutely adorable, too. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Comment by Marty | June 29, 2011 | Reply

  12. What an exciting book this sounds like 🙂 The youngest of my Grandkids are all about animal sounds and big trucks right now. A nice addition to their bookshelves. Thanks for the chance to win. GFC follower under Lucky47.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

    Comment by Carol L. | June 29, 2011 | Reply

  13. I can’t believe it! This is one book that my little guy has me taking out of the library on a constant basis! He even know exactly where it is in the stacks. I know he’s be elated to have a copy of his own.
    I’m an email subscriber & now like the Meet the Author page on FB!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

    Comment by Alicia C. | June 29, 2011 | Reply

  14. This looks like a fun book. I like anything about animals. This would be for my great nephew.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Linda Kish | June 30, 2011 | Reply

  15. I like Meet the Author on FB. I’ve read the Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and I think the Loud Book would go along perfectly to help teach opposites. I also love the illustrations!
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Megan | June 30, 2011 | Reply

  16. I like Meet the Author on FB (Annette E). My son is sensitive to loud noises, so he’d be able to relate to the animals in this book. I’m curious to see if he’d find the animals’ expressions to loud noises as funny?

    Comment by AEKZ2 | July 6, 2011 | Reply

  17. I like the idea of stuffed animal characters. A book like this would be good for inspiring thinking about loud sounds and their effect on people. I follow Meet the Author on Facebook under the username likwan.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | July 8, 2011 | Reply

  18. Thanks to everyone for taking part in this giveaway.

    And congrats to #13 – Alicia C.

    Comment by mymcbooks | July 8, 2011 | Reply

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