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This monkey’s motivation is not mischief: “Mike tried to be quiet, / he tried to be still, / but the beat of his heart / was stronger than his will.” Particularly poignant is his silence from self-applied tape.Aug 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Be Quiet, Mike!
Mike, a little monkey who started beating time in utero ("kick thump pow" comes through loud and clear on the obstetrician's stethoscope), turns everything from a garbage can to his sister's dolls into percussive instruments.Jun 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Be Quiet, Mike!
“He played with his fingers, he played with his feet- a funky little monkey with a beat, beat, beat.” The illustrations practically vibrate with the sound of Mike’s drumming and the pages include lots of onomatopoetic sounds “ swish, thack, thwack, bong.” The refrain of family, neighbors and tea...Mar 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Be Quiet, Mike!
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