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Noise
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Buzz by:Wong, Janet
As Mommy and Daddy begin their day and get ready for work, a child observes this morning routine at home as well as the buzzing of a busy bee outside the window.
The Listening Walk by:Showers, Paula
A little girl and her father take a quiet walk and identify the sounds around them.
The Squeaky Door by:Simms, Laura
In this cumulative story, a little boy overcomes his fear of the squeaky noise his door makes when his grandmother closes it each night before he goes to sleep.
The Mouse that Snored by:Waber, Bernard
A loudly snoring mouse disturbs the residents of a quiet country house.
Let's Go Home, Little Bear by:Waddell, Martin
When Little Bear is frightened by the noises he hears while walking in the snowy woods, his friend Big Bear reassures him.
Crocodile Listens by:Sayre, April Pulley
As other animals walk, gallop or trot by, a hungry crocodile lies quietly in the sand, listening for a very special sound from her nesting place.
Yip! Snap! Yap! by:Fuge, Charles
Different dogs make a variety of doggy sounds and the reader is encouraged to join in.
Too Loud Lily by:Laguna, Sofie
Lily's family and friends often complain that she is too loud, but that loudness makes her a hit in the school play.
Rain Talk by:Serfozo, Mary
A child enjoys a glorious day in the rain, listening to the varied sounds it makes as it comes down.
Poems Go Clang! A Collection of Noisy Verse by: Gliori, Debi
A collection of short poems, such as "Quack, Said the Billy Goat," "Kitchen Sink-Song," "New Shoes," and "City music," which feature all sorts of sounds.

Please be Quiet by:Murphy, Mary
Everything that a little penguin does makes noise.
Moo in the Morning by:Maitland, Barbara
Tired of all the loud city noises early in the morning, a mother and child visit a farm, where very different noises greet them when the sun comes up.
Goodnight Moon by:Brown, Margaret Wise
This is not really a "noise" book. Rather, it is a listening book that pulls children in...truly classic! It is the perfect ending to a fun theme.
Songs
Old Mac Donald
Old MacDonald
Traditional

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had some cows,
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo-moo here and
a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo,
everywhere a moo-moo
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had some pigs,
E-I-E-I-O
With an oink-oink here and
an oink-oink there
Here an oink, there an oink,
everywhere an oink oink...a moo-moo...
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a dog,
E-I-E-I-O
With a woof-woof here and
a woof woof there
Here a woof, there a woof,
everywhere a woof-woof...
an oink oink... a moo-moo...
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had some hens,
E-I-E-I-O
With a cluck-cluck here and
a cluck-cluck there
Here a cluck, there a cluck,
everywhere a cluck-cluck...
a woof-woof... an oink oink...
a moo-moo...
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had some ducks,
E-I-E-I-O
With a quack-quack here and
a quack-quack there
Here a quack, there a quack,
everywhere a quack quack...
a cluck-cluck... a woof-woof...
an oink oink... a moo-moo...
Old MacDonald had a farm.
E-I-E-I-O
Note: Additional animals can be added.
Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only one little duck came back.

One little duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But none of the five little ducks came back.

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
The sad mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack."
And all of the five little ducks came back.
Good-Bye Song
Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, our time has come to go.
We'll met again, I'll see you then.
Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho.
Repeat.
Notes
I have listed more books than what you will need for your storytimes. I like to have choices and I thought that you would too. On average, I would recommend reading about 5 books. However, it is best to observe children and go from there. I have tried to complete a list that allows flexability. There are a few books that work for younger children. (Please be Quiet!, Yip, Snap! Yap!, Buzz and Goodnight Moon are good choices for most toddlers). I hope that you enjoy this theme as much as I do. The children always find delight in these books.