Tillie and Clementine live with their parents in an old brick house down in Benton Park. One night Mommy has to go to a neighborhood meeting, leaving Daddy in charge for a few hours. He manages to make the girls dinner, get them ready for bed, and tell them a thrilling bedtime story. A little later, though, the girls are awakened by strange noises coming from just outside their window! What could it be and what will they do? Noises in the Night contains a story within a story when Daddy tells the girls a bedtime tale about two princesses. For about the middle ten pages we are in the medieval world of castles, crowns, and dragons before returning to the original narrative and present day. From there young readers enjoy anticipating the finale of the book as it echoes the plot of the bedtime story. This device encourages children to recognize patterns and themes in books. Expressive, humorous illustrations entice kids to read and reread Tillie & Clementine stories, and in the process youngsters may broaden their reading skills. These books do contain the occasional challenging word, but kids can derive the meaning from context clues in the nearby copy and artwork.
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Dan Killeen is an author/illustrator living in beautiful and humid St Louis. He is the seventh of eight artistically inclined siblings. Dan's books display his love of classic comic strips and silly family humor.
I loved the illustrations in this book they are fun and colorful like a comic strips.
Mommy has to go out to work and daddy is left in charge oh boy you have to pick up a copy of this book to find out what happens while mommy is away.
This is a fun book for kids, I highly recommend this book for kids.
I gave this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.