The Loudest Roar

The Loudest Roar

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Meet Clovis, the roaringest tiger in the whole world! Clovis is a very noisy little tiger. He knows he has the loudest roar in the whole jungle. And Clovis thinks that everyone else should know it too. He's good at roaring, but he's very good at hiding - and that's when the trouble begins. The other animals soon tire of him jumping out and shocking them with his loud roar! - but what can they do to stop him? BLA major new book from Thomas Taylor, the artist who created the first Harry Potter, for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stoneshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 240 x 240mm | 166g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 019279082X
  • 9780192790828

Review Text

Eager to prove that he is the loudest and fiercest animal in the jungle, Clovis, a very young, small tiger, approaches everyone he sees with a loud ROAR! No one is impressed, but in fact they become rather annoyed at the disturbance he's creating. The monkeys finally organize a just comeuppance with the offended parrots, wildebeests, and elephants, in a plot line reminiscent of Diane Massie's classic The Baby Beebee Bird, re-illustrated by Stephen Kellogg (2000). Taylor (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, 2002, etc.) has written a cumulative tale that's predictable and based on an overdone theme. His simple text reads aloud easily and offers opportunity for some participation. The color-pencil drawings in various shades of greens, browns, and blues depict the animals in a caricature fashion, emphasizing their vexed, angry reaction to Clovis and his roars. Clovis's playful, kitten-style look is completely non-threatening, and he's much too cute to take seriously. Unimpressive, just like Clovis. (Picture book. 2-5) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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2 6% (4)
1 1% (1)
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