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Title:
Too loud Lily
Author:
Laguna, Sofie, 1968-
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
approximately 50 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Lily's family and friends often complain that she is too loud, but that loudness makes her a hit in the school play.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 76678.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 1 Quiz: 37744 Guided reading level: L.
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ISBN:
9780439579131
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Lily Hippo is too LOUD! At home, she wakes the baby. At school, she gets her friends into trouble. Then one day, a new teacher, Miss Loopiola, comes to school to teach music and drama, and Lily finds there is a time and place for her special talent. When the school play rolls around, Lily is a shining star. "The cheery narrative works well, and many children will empathize with loud Lily. Best of all is the art, which has a photographic clarity...This could make for a rousing story time." - Booklist


Author Notes

Sofie Laguna was born in 1968 in Australia. She graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in 1992. She went on to earn her Diploma of Arts from RMIT University. Her book title's include My Yellow Blanky, Bill's Best Day, Too Loud Lily, and Big Ned's Bushwalk. She was shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2015 and the Voss Literary Prize with her title The Eye of the Sheep. This same title also won the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015. She will be featured at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2015 program. In 2018, she won the Indie Book Award for Fiction with her book, The Choke.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 1. Lily is a loud little hippo. Well, not that little. Even when she's reading to herself, she laughs so loud that the whole family tells her to be quiet. But the new music teacher, Miss Loopiola, has a different opinion about noise. She likes it. So when it's time for the school play, she puts Lily in charge of banging the cymbals and drums, singing about a prince, and speaking the show's first line, Let the show begin, which Lily delivers in her most booming voice. The applause Lily receives at the performance's conclusion is very loud indeed. The story has more of a premise than a plot, but the cheery narrative works well, and many children will empathize with loud Lily. Best of all is the art, which has a photographic clarity, even though the subjects are all clothed animals. And what fun they are, animals of all persuasions, dressed for humor; hippo teacher Miss Loopiola, for example, wears a poncho and sports pierced earrings on her pointy ears. This could make for a rousing storytime. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The star of this tale from an Australian team, a galumphing hippo named Lily, seems incapable of being quiet despite the urging of her family and friends. When she reads, Lily's loud guffaws at the book she's chosen (titled Ha-Ha Hippo) offends the household. At school, Lily laughs so noisily at her best friends' secret note that all three of them get sent to the principal's office. Argent's (Wombat Divine) clever, well-modulated watercolors, in dropout vignettes and spreads, wring every ounce of humor out of the story. The principal, M. Savage, is glimpsed through his office window as a dinosaur silhouette while Lily's teacher is a stiff-necked bird sporting glasses. The new drama and music teacher, Miss Loopiola, on the other hand, is not only a hippo herself, but eccentrically resplendent in a red poncho, several earrings and nail polish. She notices that while the rest of the class does a "fast-stomping dance," poor Lily is trying to dance quietly en pointe. She asks Lily not simply to dance louder but to lead. Predictably, Lily triumphs at the performance. " `Go on Lily,' whisper[s] Miss Loopiola. `Nice and loud!' " At the end, the sound of the audience cheering for Lily is "very, very loud-a bit like Lily." This ingenue has definite charisma. Ages 3-5. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Lily Hippo just can't seem to do anything quietly. She is noisy when she reads and watches television, and she gets her friends in trouble at school when she laughs out loud at a note they pass. This boisterous youngster seems destined to be misunderstood until the flamboyant new drama teacher arrives. Miss Loopiola is a hippo who encourages Lily and channels her talents for the school play. The vibrant illustrations depict the action and accentuate Lily's exuberant personality. All of the animal characters are drawn with lots of expression and the palette is bold. Printed in a large font, the text is clearly visible and easy to follow. Children who also feel that their special character traits are more trouble than they are worth will enjoy Lily's story and find comfort in realizing that there is a place for their unique gifts.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.