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Author: Dr. Suess

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Publisher: Random House,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Readers are shown all the wonderful noises that Mr. Brown can make with his voice and mouth. Then we are challenged to make the noises ourselves! This is a silly rhyming book that encourages creativity in noise-making.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 6

Reading Level: 1.8

Age of Child: Started reading with child 2 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: Toddler gets into making the noises and even points at the words with Mommy.

Adult Reader Reaction: An addictive book! This is the perfect outlet for letting a parent relive their childhood!

Pros: The sounds are from a variety of sources and the rhymes make for fun recitation together.

Cons: None

Borrow or Buy: Buy. The Bright and Early books of Dr. Seuss are a sure favorite and become great primers too!

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE FOOT BOOK; Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites   THE EYE BOOK   BARNYARD DANCE!

Educational Themes: With this book everyone can enjoy making noises and identifying their sources.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, rhyme, humor

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2004

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