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I Don't Want to Be Quiet!

Written by Laura Ellen Anderson

Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

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I Don't Want to Be Quiet! Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Books of the Month Featured Books for 3+ readers Humorous

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2020 | March 2020 Book of the Month

There’s lots of fun in this entertaining story about a little girl who doesn’t want to be quiet until she discovers just what can happen if you are quiet. And how much fun that can be in a different way. “ I don't want to be quiet,/ I’d rather be LOUD!/ I want to be HEARD and/ stand out from the crowd!” But that is not popular in a library! Can she be quiet? Yes she can! There’s a good lesson for all about the value of listening.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for March 2020 

The Seedling That Didn't Want to Grow by Britta Teckentrup

I Don't Want to Be Quiet by Laura Ellen Anderson

Book of Time by Kathrin Koller

The Song of the Tree by Coralie Bickford-Smith

Stars Before Bedtime by Jessamy Hibberd and Claire Grace

I Don't Want to Be Quiet! Synopsis

From the excellent Laura Ellen Anderson, this is a very funny picture book about taking notice of the quieter things in life.

Stairs are for STOMPING, spoons are for DRUMMING, and when my mum's working, I help her by HUMMING. Making noise is a LOT of fun ... but what happens when you take the time to really listen to your world around you?

Perfect for little people who love banging and popping, and whizzing and fizzing.

I Don't Want to Be Quiet! Press Reviews

Praise for I Don’t Want Curly Hair;

‘Fizzing with energy and charm, this is a hilarious hymn to loving what we have’  The Bookseller

‘Energetic illustrations will let your imagination run riot!’ Guardian


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ISBN: 9781526602459
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526602459
Publication date: 5th March 2020
Author: Laura Ellen Anderson
Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Humorous
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Laura Ellen Anderson

Laura Ellen Anderson is the illustrator of many children's books, including Snowflakes, written by CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. She is also the creative tour de force behind the Evil Emperor Penguin comic series, and the Amelia Fang series, as well as the illustrator of Bloomsbury’s very own Witch Wars fiction series, which has sold over 80,000 copies to date. Laura has also worked for Scholastic, Penguin Random House and Orchard Books. I Don’t Want Curly Hair(Bloomsbury) was her first authored picture book. Laura lives and works in London.  Follow her on Instagram.

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