Parents' Guide to

No Talking

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 8+

Best. Premise. Ever.

Brilliant premise. Awesome execution. So much wisdom. So much fun.
age 10+

boys against girls

this book is great. i'm 10 and i'm in 5th grade and its a great book. i'm doing my project on that book.. its good 4 kids and kids can learn to talk less.. if you need a book pick this. it is also educational

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (15 ):

OK, let's just state it baldly: Author Andrew Clements is a genius. Like this one, his books are short, easy to read, and ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful. They have no villains, sex, violence, drugs, or off-color language or humor. And they are thought-provoking, funny, often moving, deeply wise, and diamond-sharp in their clarity and understanding of the world of middle-grade children.

Clements' classic is Frindle, but NO TALKING is up to that standard. He packs enough intellectual and emotional depth to keep avid readers thinking and discussing, and his straightforward, conversational style will appeal to reluctant readers. The content will keep discussion groups hopping, while the fluid joy of the story keeps individual readers and listeners grinning with pleasure.

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