The Little Little Girl With the Big Big Voice

Book review by
Monica Mehta, Common Sense Media
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Vibrantly illustrated book celebrates loud girls.

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Educational Value

Kids will be exposed to different animals in the picture book. Families can use the story to talk about the importance of knowing when to be quiet, and when to be loud.

Positive Messages

For little girls with big voices, this book will serve as a celebration of their vocal abilities.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The main character is always true to herself, no matter whom she encounters.

Violence & Scariness
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the voice of the little girl in the book is not tamed. The main character is always true to herself, no matter whom she encounters -- even a lion, whose roar is louder than hers. For little girls with big voices, this book serves as a celebration of their vocal abilities.

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What's the story?

A little girl with a big voice goes off to find someone to play with in the jungle. But an elephant, a snake, and a crocodile are all scared away by her loud voice. Finally, she finds someone who can compete with her loudness -- a lion.

Is it any good?

This vibrantly illustrated book uses bold colors and simple graphics to tell a positive story about children with loud voices. Instead of trying to teach readers the importance of being quiet, it explicitly celebrates being loud. The illustrations are modern and pleasing, and the ending is funny and rewarding.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance of knowing when to be quiet, and when to be loud.

  • Parents may also want to discuss the different sounds made by the animals in the book. Ask your kids: Can you hiss like a snake? Can you roar like a lion? Which is the loudest?

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