The Noisy Book
Country of Origin: France The owl goes hoo hoo The cat goes meow The raindrop goes plop The door goes knock knock The baby goes waaa Daddy goes shhh The kiss goes mwahh With over 100 pages, this unique board book is full of bright, bold illustrations and lots of noises to make. It's perfect to share with a baby or toddler.
Rich and original (two words not typically associated with the often merely-a-downsized-picture-book genre), this gem will delight parents as much as it does young children, partly because it's not as simple as it looks despite the straightforward this-sounds-like-that format. Many of the pages do indeed follow the usual formula: "The bee goes buzzzzzzz." "The goat goes maaaaa," "The dog goes woof woof." But there are unexpected pairings as well: A picture of a tissue box sits next to "The cold goes aachoo." An open can of greens: "The spinach goes yuck yum." A gastropod: "A snail does nothing but move its elegant feelers." ... Nothing is static in this lively not-so-little book. -- Pamela Paul "New York Times"
Soledad Bravi was born in 1965 in Paris. She has worked as an artistic director in advertising before returning to drawing. Today she is the author of many books and draws for French Elle magazine.