I don't really know what to say about this one. It was kind of weird. I just couldn't identify with this old lady at all. If fairies came in and did my housework for me, they could be as loud as they wanted to be. That's what earplugs are for!
The kids listened to this one, and seemed to enjoy it ok, but there wasn't too much reaction from them. It's a good book for reading aloud for sounds, though.