Kid’s Book Review: The Children of Noisy Village

Kid’s Book Review: The Children of Noisy Village

About the Book and Illustrator

For readers aged 6 – 9 years this book continues the adventures of the six young characters, created by Astrid Lindgren, who live in Noisy Village. The book includes  lots of fun illustrations in black and white by Mini Grey, making it a really accessible book for young independent readers but slightly younger children will also enjoying listening to the gently sibling rivalry and funny antics of the children and their families.

This is the book is the third in The Children of Noisy Village collection and you can find out more about the other titles on the author’s website. (It does not matter if you have not read the first two books in this  series of gentle stories set over half a century ago in rural Sweden).

 

The Children of Noisy Village cover

Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (winner of the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Bronze Award and winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), and Traction Man meets Turbodog

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren 1907 – 2002 wrote 34 chapter books and 41 picture books from her home in Sweden. A staggering 165 million copies and been translated into more than 100 languages.

 

Book Review

I really enjoyed this story because I liked how the children interacted with each other

The book is a collection of short, fun stories. It involves three families who all live in the same village.

One of the girls, called Lisa, is actually telling the stories of what happens in their daily lives. During one part it was her 7th birthday where she said it was the best one ever.

All of the children in the story get along quite well but also played pranks on each other, but the girls sometimes got scared because the boys were making scary noises. This just made the girls want to get revenge.

I really enjoyed this story because I liked how the children interacted with each other. It reminded me of the times my friends and I have played tricks on each other.

I recommend this book to children aged 6-9 who enjoy stories they can relate to.

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Reviewer Profile

Ava young Reviewer
  • Name: Ava
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: biking, reading and eating chocolate
  • Dislikes: spiders and soup
  • Favourite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • Favourite Film: We Can Be Heroes
  • Favourite Song: Michael Jackson - but I can't choose one song, I love them all!