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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Fleischman Narrator: Barbara Caruso, John McDonough, Christina Moore, Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Grasshoppers, waterstriders, and fireflies light up this rib-tickling book of poetry for two voices. Written as spirited duets, the poems ring with the love songs of book lice, the serenades of moths, and a choir of cicadas. Each one is a treat, filled with busy insect life. In addition to the voices of these frisky critters, there are also fascinating tidbits about their lives and habits. The digger wasp lays eggs underground, musing that it will never see their generation.

Joyful Noise is a marvelous concoction of music, imagery, sound, and sense.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In resonant voices and striking use of language, this 1989 Newbery Medal-winner explores the various sounds and concerns of the insect world ”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.”

    HarperCollins Publishers

  • “A clear and fascinating guide to the insect world—from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles—and an exultant celebration of life.”

    HarperCollins Publishers

  • “A splendid collection of poems in many moods about the lives and dreams of insects.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 1988 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura Rogers | 2/17/2014

    " I have loved sharing this book with my nine year old daughter - it has inspired her to write her own poems for two voices. The experience of reading poetry together is magical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Riley | 2/16/2014

    " (POETRY AND VERSE) I liked this poem book because it had all types of poems - happy, sad, funny, loud and quiet. A lot of them are meant to be read aloud, which is great for a classroom setting. It can be used to develop your cross-curriculum, and incorporated in both reading and language arts, as well as science. It would be good for students to connect the two and then write their very own insect poem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aimee | 2/1/2014

    " Creepiest children's book I've ever read... its icky and talks about the lives and loves of insects. Disgusting. Its only redeeming quality is that its written in the form of cascading poetry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bonnie | 1/23/2014

    " I'm just not that into poetry, but it was kind of cute. "

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