The Noisy Book

The Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown cover, a colorful cityscape with a blue sky background

Cover of The Noisy Book

By Margaret Wise Brown, William Scott, 1939

The Noisy Book

Written by Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

New York, William R. Scott, Inc, 1939

8" x 9.75"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

This early picture-book experiment by the author of Goodnight Moon sets in motion a game-like narrative that invites both the reading adult and the listening child to mimic the raucous street noises heard by a dog named Muffin. The call-and-response pattern all but guarantees an uproarious experience and the realization of a key progressive objective: the full involvement of children in their own learning and play.


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The Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown cover, a bright room with a small black dog

Cover of The Noisy Book

By Margaret Wise Brown, William Scott, 1939

The Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown interior page, blue radiator, man yawning, clock, and small dog on a black background

Interior page of The Noisy Book

By Margaret Wise Brown, William Scott, 1939


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