No wonder the old guy upstairs isn’t getting any sleep! There are just too many loud people and animals in this place. Who’s the landlord?
It’s not like I’d been thinking I needed a reminder of the neighbors who liked to play bongo drums on the roof outside my window several years ago. (At three in the morning. On weeknights. And they called me “dude” when I asked them to stop. “Sorry, dude.” Really.) Sometimes you just can’t avoid the memories that flood in while you’re reading picture books, right? (I’m kidding there.)
But this book is not about following rules, appropriate behavior, or making good choices – it’s about the rhyme, my friends. There are enough quirky things to make adults smile (as well as a few things they might need to explain) and much that will keep the storytime crowd engaged and thinking ahead to the next rhyme. And it’s Mac Barnett. So get out your trumpet, warm up your record player, and get ready to dance. Or read. One of those.
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett and Brian Biggs