too_much_noise.jpg... book level 1.5 (AR)
"The bed creaked. The floor squeaked. Outswide, the wind blew the leaves through the trees. the leaves fell on the roof. Swish. Swish. the tea kettle whistled, Hiss, Hiss. 'Too noisy', said Peter."
And off he went to the village wise man to find out what he could do. It seemed like a simple enough problem at the beginning, but more and more complications set in--in the forms of a donkey, a sheep, and a cow, etc. until it looked as through an entire farm had come to life right in Peter's house. But with the proper, if overwhelming, application of true folk wisdom, the trouble was ended and Peter's house was finally quiet. Or was it? (summary from book jacket)


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it's_too_noisy.jpg ... by Joanna Cole (not AR)
A poor farmer lived in a little house with his wife, a grandmother and grandfather, lots of chjildren, and a little bitty baby in a crub. Day and night the house was filled with--yelling, singing, snoring, laughing, fighting, and crying. It was too noisy! What was the farmer to do? The village Wise Man had an answer.

Even though the farmer thought it sounded crazy, he did as the Wise Man said. and he soon found out just how noisy a house can be!
(summary from book jacket)
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