Sullivan, who is always too loud

by Ostow, Micol,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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Sullivan is a little boy with a BIG VOICE. He tries to be quiet, but the words just bubble up, and he has to let them out. He wakes Ella-baby. Mama can't hear herself think. And Teacher can't hear the drums over Sullivan's crashing cymbals. He tries hard and eventually finds there are perfect times to be quiet, but more importantly perfect times to be LOUD.With energetic text and bright, bold illustrations from Brian Biggs, Sullivan is sure to bring a ton of joy (and a bit of noise) to story time.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's not deliberate, but despite the patient remonstrances of his mom and teacher, Sullivan has a lot of trouble keeping the volume down. "I have loudness. In my body. Bubbling up. Always," he explains. "And it always has to come out." He tries, though--squishing his loudness down as long as he can. Biggs ramps up the comedy and drama alike by portraying the lad repeatedly trying to hold in rising tides of green, noxious-looking NOISE until it finally bursts forth in humongous, spread-filling roars like audio vomit. What to do? As it turns out, Sullivan's mighty pipes finally come in handy when, one day, a wandering classmate doesn't hear the teacher's call to come in from the playground. One "ENORMOUS EXTRA-WILD TARZAN JUNGLE YELL!" later, Sullivan is being congratulated for "choosing the right time for loudness." As picture-book premises go, the episode follows a well-travelled path, but Sullivan's efforts to tone down his stentorian speaking voice are sincere enough to be recognized by the grown-ups and so, as his mom and teacher say, "It's a start.""
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Redheaded, freckled Sullivan is struggling to self-regulate, and it all comes out ("Not just sometimes. Not just often") in his voice. When he says "hello," bright, huge capital letters spill off the page, and Biggs (The Space Walk) draws Sullivan with his mouth hinged open so wide that readers see the back of his throat. Sullivan's patient mother applauds his efforts to tone it down, for example by taping multiple pillows around his mouth ("It's a start" becomes the book's refrain), but as Ostow (the Louise Trapeze series) has her protagonist explain, "I have loudness. In my body. Bubbling up. Always," and readers can see it's literally true: Sullivan's cheeks fill up with green, gassy-looking bubbles until he simply can't contain them. But a tip from Mama ("Have you tried counting one, two, three?") seems to help some at school, and Sullivan learns that, used judiciously, a loud voice can be an asset. Though a scene in which Sullivan is praised for shouting at another child may not sit well with sensitive readers, this book should be a boon for often-misunderstood exuberant children while modeling compassionate behavior for the adults who love them. Ages 4--8. Agents: Jodi Reamer and Steven Malk, Writers House. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Voice -- Juvenile fiction.
Loudness -- Juvenile fiction.
Boys -- Fiction.
Voice -- Fiction.
Loudness -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Biggs, Brian, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781250307729
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