Sophie la girafe thinks it might be a good day to take a walk—but her friends have other ideas.
Designed along the same lines as Sophie’s Big Noisy Day Book (2015) but, improbably, even more raucous, the episode features bursts of loud and uncurtailable motor noises, horns, or sirens from a chip in the back (which requires three batteries to power). Each one is activated by lifting a flap on successive spreads to reveal another of Sophie’s friends in a car or other wheeled conveyance. Rather than promoting the benefits of getting around on two (or in the case of Sophie and friends, who are all animal toys, four) legs, Sophie bows to majority will at the end and opts for a drive rather than a walk. Off she goes in her “noisy car” with a “Beep! Beep! Brrm! Brrrrrm!” As the sounds are light-activated, not only will they not reliably work in a dim setting, but in brighter ones, one or two passes will leave the flaps sufficiently ajar that just turning the pages will set off engine roars and persistent honks.
Children with easily annoyed or embarrassed parents will love it. (Novelty/board book. 1-3)