One Noisy Night

illus. by Tina Macnaughton. 32p. Tiger Tales. Sept. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781680100341.
PreS-Gr 1-Can a group of adorable creatures solve the mystery of the noise in the night? Little Hedgehog and his friends are curious about loud creaking and crashing noises. Fox, who is especially interested, leaves his home in darkness to investigate the noise. When Fox sees a red hat moving in the distance in the woods, he concludes that Little Hedgehog is the source of the noise, since Hedghog wears a red hat. Throughout the story, the red hat is illustrated with a rough, red feltlike material. The bright red color and the tactile experience of touching the material allow readers to enjoy searching along with Fox. Eventually, the creatures solve the mystery. Two red-hatted beavers are creating a dam, which has blocked the river and caused flooding. The beavers move a tree and save the riverbank homes, and all the creatures celebrate with hot chocolate. Prior knowledge of beaver building behavior may be needed for all readers to understand the tale.
VERDICT This book is a great opportunity to make classroom connections to information texts.-Susan Small, Salve Regina University Library, Newport, RI

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