It's bedtime. The lights are out and one little boy is settling in for a good night's sleep. When suddenly he starts to hear noises coming from the apartments in the floors above him. "What is going LaLaLa above my head?" he asks. A pair of striped pants and some dapper looking tails can be seen just above the ceiling as we get a glimpse into the apartment just above him. A turn of the page shows us the entire man who is passionately belting out some opera.
Now it's the opera singer's turn to ask, "What is going ma ma ma above my head?"
In any story time worth its salt, this is when the children are going to have a chance to take their guesses....hmmmmm...what could be going ma ma ma?
We rise again and continue floor by floor with all sorts of baas and wahs and even a few rahs.
With all the opportunities for group involvement, this is a rambunctious read! Can I get a Rah Rah Rah or a Cha Cha Cha? Can I get a little QUIET?
Not your average bedtime story! Packed with fun and good times....and a pillowcase or two full of onomatopoeia!
32 pages Ages 3-7 978-1596439672
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
*********************** It's a noisy night in this city building! The residents of each floor can hear their neighbors above them, and are wondering what's going on above their heads. Climb floor by floor and page by page to find out whose singing, dancing, cheering, and cooing are keeping a grumpy old man awake.
With innovative split-level spreads that offer the feeling of climbing an apartment building floor by floor, this clever and colorful collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and gifted illustrator Brian Biggs offers an irresistible investigation of one noisy night.--From the publisher