The Noisy Classroom


Children - Grade K-3rd
32 Pages
Reviewed on 06/12/2020
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

A noisy classroom means a busy classroom and Ms. Johnson’s class is certainly busy. A little girl is horrified at the thought of moving up to the ‘noisy’ classroom in the fall. Even Ms. Johnson is noisy. And she sings, too. The little girl threatens to escape to Antarctica. Anything to avoid being in Ms. Johnson’s class. But the day arrives and the little girl enters Ms. Johnson’s class and is quickly swept up in the excitement and the busyness of Ms. Johnson’s class. She even sings Ms. Johnson’s songs, silly as they might be. School has never been better. I guess different settings, different teachers, different environments can always be scary – at least until you give them a try.

Angela Shanté’s picture book story, The Noisy Classroom, is a fun read, full of humor combined with trepidation as a young student observes the classroom teacher she’ll have next year. Changes are always difficult and when changes include going from an orderly, stay-in-your-seat, row-by-row classroom setting to a very disorderly setup, full of noise and lots of singing, it can be worrisome to a young child. But, it can also be exciting, if you just give it a chance. Told in the first-person narrative, from the little girl’s point of view, the story develops as she approaches the time when she will enter the ‘noisy’ classroom. A delightful plot, full of anticipation, worry, mixed with excitement and good, old-fashioned honest fun. It is beautifully illustrated. A valuable lesson to share with young readers about different learning situations: school doesn’t have to be all regimentation; it can also be fun and…noisy! Loved it - especially the part where the rebellious nature surfaces and the little girl threatens to escape to Antarctica.