Do you ever hear strange noises in your house? Read more...
Do you ever hear strange noises in your house? (The bathroom in particular.) Are hairy creatures raiding the fridge at midnight? Does some animal keep leaving the toilet seat up? YOU ARE NOT ALONE Join one little girl on her quest to catch the wild beasts in her home that HONK and ROAR and BELCH at all hours. Or... could it just be Daddy?
- ISBN-13: 9780316407496
- ISBN-10: 0316407496
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: May 2015
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-7
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-16
- Reviewer: Staff
Although she never actually sees any “wild beasts” in her kitchen, garage, or basement, Cohn’s young narrator is certain that she’s sharing her house with an entire menagerie of them. After all, what else could make such loud, odd noises or leave the bathroom so smelly? Readers, however, will quickly grasp that all those things can be traced to one creature: the girl’s hipster daddy (the title refers to a paternal act of flatulence at the dinner table). Cohn, an ad exec making his debut, has put together a book of workmanlike digital illustrations that resemble cut-paper collages and weak rhymes (“I was finally fed up. ‘I will find them today!/ These creatures are no longer welcome to stay!’ ”). But aesthetics are almost beside the point: first in a planned series, the book will undoubtedly find both fans, who will be charmed by its frankness, and detractors, who will find Daddy’s bro-ness less charming and wonder whether the “Hoo Hoo Squeak Squeak Ba-Roo” the girl hears at night is the sound of her parents having sex. Ages 3–6. (May)