What's That Noise?

What's That Noise?

By Isabel Minhós Martins
Illustrator Madalena Matoso


Price: $19.95

  • Publication Date: September 20, 2016
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 8 58 x 10 14
  • ISBN: 9781849764292
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Rights: North America

What’s That Noise? invites young children to investigate who exactly is calling them from inside the book. Children will delight in following the clues by “tip-toeing” with their fingers through an empty forest, braving a terrible storm, holding their ear up to the book to discern where to turn next, and creating a shelter when danger looms. A story that can only be told using fingers, eyes, ears, and noses, What’s That Noise? engages readers on all levels, and shows that building a friendship takes time, patience, and an adventurous spirit.


"The clever use of shapes and instructions will keep young readers involved from beginning to end, puzzling out the source of the supposed voice—although endpapers offer a big hint. Little fingers are encouraged to, among other things, walk, tiptoe, and drum-roll. There are also two vocalizing opportunities—and, yes, a chance to use the nose. Fingers will move over shapes representing a forest, rivers, and the dark: a black double-page spread with two round, white shapes. Are those eyeballs?! For optimal use, no more than three at a time should share this book, unless desiring chaotic silliness. More engaging fun than many higher-tech devices."
"A graphic design tour de force that coaxes young readers into a voyage of discovery. "
School Library Journal

About the author

Isabel Minhós Martins and Madalena Matoso are the creators of multiple award-winning books for children.