Quiet! roars Pa Lion. And all is quiet in the jungle. Not a rumble nor a grumble, not a chitter nor a chatter, not a pitter nor a patter, not a teeny, tiny squeak. Now Pa Lion must make sure it stays this way as baby Leo sleeps.
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Paul Bright was born in Welwyn, Hertfordshire and studied Engineering and Material Science. He used to work for a large chemical company, and spent time living in Switzerland, Holland and Spain. Now he lives back in England in Tunbridge Wells and spends a lot more time writing. Guy Parker-Rees spent a lot of his time at school doodling and painting, then did a degree in English and Philosophy at York University, where he spent a lot of time painting and doodling. He worked as a mural painter, an arts and crafts teacher and as an art therapist, among other things, before finding out that he really wanted to illustrate children's books. He now lives in Brighton with his wife and three children.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-The jungle is a noisy place, and Mama Lion is worried that Baby Leo will not be able to take his nap. She implores Papa Lion to help with this dilemma. He puffs out his chest, stands up tall, and roars, "Quiet!" After the baby falls asleep, he warns the jungle animals, "If any of you makes a noise, and wakes up Leo, I will gobble you up." At first, all of the creatures are silent, but then two parrots caw and squeak, a hyena chuckles and chortles, some monkeys screech and chatter, and a hippo splashes and squelches. However, none of these outbursts is loud enough to disturb the baby, and the disappointed lion finds himself growing very hungry. When Papa's stomach begins to rumble and growl, "Loud as a banging drum," Leo wakes up crying, and the king of the jungle faces his angry wife and sheepishly takes responsibility. The text is simple and descriptive and the use of repetition and rhythmic language make the story perfect for sharing aloud. The colorful cartoon artwork is packed with humorous details. Papa's facial expressions, which range from pompous to grumpy to embarrassed, are a hoot. An energetic, lighthearted tale that will have children roaring with laughter.
Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA
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Descripción Little Tiger Press, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Guy Parker-Rees Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1845062388