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Noisy town

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Noisy town

  • It’s a normal, busy day in the noisy town with sirens blaring, people chatting, bells ringing and horns honking.
  • Little hands won’t be able to resist pressing the buttons to make the clock chime, people talk, horns honk and police cars whiz by.
  • Illustrated with photographs of the handmade models of Jo Litchfield.
  • Strong tabs at the top of the pages enable children to find their favourite scenes.
“Children will love it!”
Time Out Kid's Book of the Week April 2008


Age: 3+

BIC: A2J79

Hardback with sound panel:
Price: £12.99
ISBN: 9780746089088
10 pages
270 x 230mm

Illustrator: Jo Litchfield

Felicity Brooks

Felicity Brooks is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s. She has written and edited hundreds of children’s titles, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts. Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.

Felicity Brooks

Press Reviews

This delightfully noisy tab book has 8 lifelike sounds which combined with illustrations, models and words make this book an interactive pre-school classic.
Baby & Co - Story Time
Noisy Town has lots of sounds for toddlers. From chattering people to chiming clocks and police sirens, all the noises of a busy town centre are here.
Sunday Express 'S' Magazine
A wonderfully simple sight and sounds book perfect for growing minds in a multi-ethnic city like London. The sound of a bicycle bell can be experienced in Noisy Town, alongside sounds belonging to fire engines, cars and jackhammers, and illustrations depicting a variety of characters from a range of backgrounds.
London Cyclist
My lot just love the alternative to Usborne's famous yellow rubber duck house-style, where they use Fimo models to depict a 3D world with an illustrative style instead.
Families Magazine
There are certain presents that most parents think twice about giving their offspring: chemistry sets, cuddly toys that 'talk', and glittery hair colour that isn't quite as temporary as it says on the can. The reasons are obvious. But child-free friends and godparents who need have no fear of tit-for-tat gift-giving generally have no such qualms – this board book from Usborne is for them. Push the buttons and you are rewarded by the sound of a digger, a fire engine, a bicycle bell, a noisy café and so on. It's quite irritating the first time round and it gets worse. But here's the thing: children will love it – and they'll love you, too. And eventually you'll go home and the long-suffering parents can hide the thing.
Time Out Kid's Book of the Week April 2008