Be Quiet, Mike!
By Leslie Patricelli
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763644772, 40pp.)
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Digga-digga-digga-digga, zat, zoom, crash! Leslie Patricelli's lovable (but noisy!) new character finds an ingenious way to create a sound all his own.
Even before he was born, Mike started drumming. Kick! Thump! Pow! Wherever he goes, his rhythms sing: swis, thak, go his books; bang, clank, goes the trash can; tap, tap, go his pencils; and "BE QUIET, MIKE!" yells everyone around him. But one day Mike sees a drum set in a store window-- and puts his hands-on talents to work in a most impressive way. W ith the bold graphic style and clever details her readers love, Leslie Patricelli strikes a cymbal for active, high-energy little monkeys everywhere.
Leslie Patricelli is the authorillustrator of the award-winning HIGHER! HIGHER! and two stories about the Patterson puppies. She is also the creator of a series of best-selling board books starring an adorable bald baby. Leslie Patricelli lives in Ketchum, Idaho, with her husband (a drummer!) and three children.
Patricelli's bright acrylic pictures are the definition of upbeat and bouncy, and she gives the irrepressible, well-meaning Mike unexpected depth and poignancy.
A marvelous model of a family ultimately nurturing the member who marches to his own beat.