Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Comedy and Humor, Rhyming Story, Fiction
Parents, Feelings and Emotions, Siblings
This update of the original story, published in 1973, follows the antics of little Nora, a sweet mouse who is overlooked by her family members.
Nora is the middle child in her mouse family. Her older sister and little brother get all the attention. But Nora is determined to turn her parents' head with noise. She flies a kite down the stairs, shuts doors and windows, and knocks over furniture, but no one notices. It's only when a little accident sends Nora crashing through the house door that her family notices just how quiet the house becomes without their favorite noisemaker! Bright and colorful illustrations complement the humorous text.
Here is an appealing read-aloud selection for toddlers and preschoolers that will make the youngsters chuckle.
Rosemary Wells has been writing and illustrating for more than 30 years.