cover image Quiet Loud

Quiet Loud

Leslie Patricelli. Candlewick Press (MA), $6.99 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1952-7

Three funny, spirited board books by Leslie Patricelli explore opposites. In BIG Little, heads are BIG, but toes are little. Ladies are BIG but ladybugs are little. Clever pairings, bold graphic art and an expressive toddler in diapers make the concepts fun. The other titles are Quiet Loud (""Crayons are quiet. Pots and pans are LOUD"") and Yummy Yucky (""Spaghetti is yummy. Worms are yucky""). (Sept.)