Noisy Neighbors
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2011
  • Price: $14.95
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 9 34
  • ISBN: 1-85437-994-1
  • EAN: 9781854379948
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

The hero of Noisy Neighbors is a tired and grumpy snail who is searching for some peace and quiet. Wherever he goes he bumps into his neighbors—chirping sparrows, singing foxes, hooting owls, quacking ducks, and buzzing bees—each noisier than the last! In the end he decides to invite all his neighbors to a party, where they make lots of noise and have so much fun they get tired out and fall asleep. At last the snail can get some peace!
This amusing story is illustrated with the colorful screen prints that have made Ruth Green one of the leading illustrators of her generation. The different animal characters are framed within decorative branches and flowers, the prints’ bold colors creating striking contrasts as each page is turned.

Based on the book, now available is the Noisy Neighbours Apple app that follows the journey of Sid the snail on his search for peace and quiet. Along the way he meets chirping sparrows, singing foxes, buzzing bees, quacking ducks, playful squirrels and hooting owns. You can add your own creations into the mix by drawing new characters and recording sounds for them. What will you create?

About the author

Originally trained as a textile designer, Ruth Green produces limited editions of fabrics inspired by the British countryside. She has received commissions from Ikea, Woodmansterne, and The Art Group, and her work has appeared in Elle Decoration. She regularly exhibits throughout the UK. This is her first book.