The Very Noisy Night by Diana Hendry
(Picture Puffins)

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A sweet and comforting bedtime story, this charming picture book features a little mouse and a big mouse engaged in the familiar nighttime struggle of coaxing a young one to sleep.

It's late at night, and Little Mouse is WIDE AWAKE! There's something whoosh-whooshing outside, tap-tapping on the window, drip-dripping through the roof-- it certainly is a very noisy night. What's a scared, sleepy mouse to do on such a night? Why, keep Big Mouse awake, of course! Reluctant sleepers will identify with Little Mouse's late-night nervousness and take comfort in Big Mouse's explanations for each nocturnal noise.

Jane Chapman creates a convincing and colorful home for her sweetly rendered mice. Children will enjoy spotting postage stamp "paintings," spool-of-thread "tables," and other delightful details as they, like Little Mouse, are eased into sleep.

About Diana Hendry

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Jane Chapman graduated from college with a First Class Honors degree in illustration. She is an award winning illustrator who works under the name Jane Chapman and under her pseudonym Jack Tickle. She has had more than 75 titles published in more than 20 countries. She is perhaps best known for her illustrations in Karma Wilson's 'Bear' books, an internationally bestselling series which has garnered a string of awards including the Oppenheim Platinum Book Award for 'Bear Snores On'. In 2012 her title Bear Says Thanks with Karma Wilson made The New York Times Best Seller List.
Published January 1, 1999 by SCHOLASTIC. 24 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each time, the long-suffering Big Mouse climbs out of his comfortable bed to show Little Mouse the mundane source of the alarming sound.

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When Little Mouse is afraid of noises at bedtime, Big Mouse provides comfort, in what PW called a "a sprightly version of a familiar bedtime scenario."

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Each time Little Mouse begs to come into Big Mouse's bed, but Big Mouse dreads the little one's wriggles and cold feet.

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