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NOISY NORA by Rosemary Wells - Signed First Edition - 1997 - from Astro Trader Books (SKU: 1000-545)


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by Rosemary Wells

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[ROSEMARY WELLS]. NOISY NORA. Dial Books, New York, 1997. First Edition Thus, First printing with full number line. First Edition of this revision of the original 1973 True First Edition from the original Dial Press publisher. Condition: Near Fine. Appears unread, with light edge wear, minor soiling to dust jacket otherwise pages are clean, bright, unmarked and binding tight. Signed and inscribed with a silver sharpie by author Rosemary Wells on the title page. Wells is the creator, illustrator and/or author of numerous children's books including; Yoko, Stanley & Rhoda, Shy Charles, Benjamin & Tulip , Impossible, Possum, Max & Ruby animation series and many more works. As of this writing, this is one of only two known signed copies of this later edition by the author on the market. Classic children book, scarce signed collectible. Unpaginated. 4to.


Noisy Nora is a children's book written by Rosemary Wells. This mouse later appeared in the Timothy Goes to School series.


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On Sep 25 2008, annalovesbooks said:
ISBN 0803718357 - It's been a while since I've reviewed a kids' book that needed a note for certain parents with certain child-raising ideas. If you're one of them, you'll want to pass up this book - Nora's sister calls her "dumb" twice and Nora's behavior is... well, bad. If, however, you're able to overlook that, or just don't care about it, and want to get your child into books, this is one that I guarantee they'll love to have read to them.

Nora's parents are spending all of their time with Jack, the baby, and their sister Kate. Nora feels neglected and makes noise, hoping to get their attention, but all she gets is shushed. She finally does get it - by announcing that she's leaving! They worry and look for her until she reappears again, quite noisily.

Other than the "dumb" comments, some parents might find Nora's behavior bad enough to keep them from getting this book for their child. She slams the door, knocks over the lamp and flies a kite in the house. Personally, she's a mouse, I never expected my child to take his behavioral cues from rodents and he didn't; if you think yours might, then you need to find another book.

Those exceptions out of the way, I think this book is adorable. If, at first glance, you think Nora resembles Max, she should - they have the same mother. Author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, mom of Max and Ruby and Nora, seems to understand what will work for children and laughing, something Nora will make them do, is a surefire way to get them to come back again and again. The illustrations are great, Nora is just hilarious in her frustrated efforts to get attention and there's the chance for a parent to talk to their own child about the RIGHT way to get attention - once everyone's stopped laughing at Nora. Parents with a new baby in the house might find that aspect particularly appealing because a new baby's arrival is certainly a time when an older sibling might feel ignored.

- AnnaLovesBooks


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