The Quiet Book
There are many kinds of quiet:
Quiet can be delicate.
Quiet can be thundering!
Quiet can be sweet,
and can most definitely help you fall asleep.
With kid-centric descriptions and irresistible artwork, this gentle picture book explores all the different quiets that can fill a child’s days from morning to night.
My kids just thought the whole thing was kinda silly. "All those different kinds of quiet, that's just silly!" Said the 5 year old. Maybe that is because he has an aversion to being quiet at anytime, for any reason. But it has been oft requested this week so I think they really do like it. Silly or not.
Oh, and I feel like I say this a lot, but I loved, love...more
The quiet you experience when you're the first person up in the morning feels different than the quiet you experience when you're playing hide-and-seek, or the quiet you experience when you're following your teacher to the principal's office because you're busted, or the qui...more
Liwska's illustrations are beautiful. Each page is...more
Shhhh, I have to write this book review with complete quietness around me. Otherwise, my love for THE QUIET BOOK BY DEBORAH UNDERWOOD will become completely smothered by the boom of drums, the bang of a door or the ting a ling of the telephone. I must write quickly because noise seems to have more muscle than silence. Although quietness is made up of snowflakes, Hide and Seek and that sinking quiet feeling when you are the last one to be picked up from school, it is easy to miss the beauty of it...more
Underwood refers to feelings by calling them "quiet". Underwood starts with, "There are many kinds of quiet". Some of the different kind of quiets she highlights are: "Jelly side down quiet", with a picture of a bear who just dropped his jelly sandwich. "Thinking of a...more
I loved everything about this book. Every page is precious. Kids will appreciate all the different kinds of quiet and can think up some of their own. The illustrations are perfect. This is a good bedtime or anytime book.
The “story” goes from waking in the morning to bedtime, with what could be an extremely full day in-between, but they’re probably activities during many days.
I read it then I im...more
This is a wondrous book about all the different kinds of quiet there are for kids. Happy quiets and worried quiets, scared quiets and "was I being naughty?" quiets.
I have to declare an interest, since I am Deborah Underwood's brother in law. Which means I have had the privilege of knowing the book for many years in draft form (you have NO idea how long it takes for children's picture books to come out.)
The book has always been brilliant but I didn't imagi...more
Mostly though, the reason this book gets five stars is the font. The font completes the story and illustrations. You can tell they thought about the font selection instead of just going with a generi...more