Charlene Loves To Make Noise by Barbara Bottner

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Award-winning children's book author Barbara Bottner teams up with illustrator Alexander Stadler for a humorous and tender story about overcoming shyness. Charlene is a 6year-old who's intimidated when she's at school and at parties, but she has a secret that empowers her: she plays the drums, and she loves to make noise. Barbara Bottner is the author of Bootsie Barker Bites.
 

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Barbara Bottner is the author of many favorites for young readers, including Rosa's Room, illustrated by Beth Spiegel; the ever-popular Bootsie Barker Bites, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann; and Bootsie Barker Ballerina, also an I Can Read Book, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Together with her husband, Gerald Kruglik, Ms. Bottner has authored the award-winning picture book Wallace's Lists, illustrated by Olof Landstrom, and the I Can Read Book Pish and Posh, which she illustrated. Alexander is a writer, illustrator, and textile designer. He lives in Philadelphia with his family.
 
Published September 9, 2002 by Running Press Kids. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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She has a rich inner life, a good sense of humor, friends (who appreciate her ability to keep a secret and do frog imitations), a snappy sense of style (her outfit sets off her titian mop) and—when she is all alone in her room with her drum set—a passion for making noise.

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"Stadler's illustrations are a good match for Bottner's concise, understated text," according to PW .

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