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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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The Quiet Book. / Deborah Underwood. Renata Liwska (ill.) / 2010.
Format: Picturebook - online.
"From the quiet of being the first one awake in the morning to 'sweet dreams quiet' when the last light is turned off, simple text explores the many kinds of quiet that can exist during the day" (NoveList).
Considerations or precautions for readers advisory:
quietness, sound, animals
"White space is used creatively to emphasize ...more
E.B. White Read Aloud Award Honor Book (2011)
Society of Illustrators Original Art Award Gold Medal (2010)
This picture book discusses the different types of quiet and uses different animals to illustrate the types of quiet. There is not a lot of wording and the font is average in size. The illustrations use more neutral tones of colors and they have a childlike feel to them. This picture book can be us ...more
This was the perfect launch for list-poem writing with Mrs. LaVielle's 5 and 6 year olds:
Flower growing quiet
Brain thinking quiet
Rain sprinkle quiet
Hair without beads quiet
Cat looking quiet
Staring at crazy ladies quiet
Whispering inside quiet
(Thank you, Becky, for the recommendation!)
Kay's Rating: 5 Stars
This book is a quiet one, yet one that you don't want to miss; so I'll give it a shout out. I love the descriptive sentences about the many kinds of quiets. The author loves "cat sleeping on your stomach quiet" and "smelling lilacs quiet." I do too.
I loved reading this as an adult because it had me thinking of my own quiet moments, "Bottom of the Nutella jar quiet" and "Sleeping Bea's head on my shoulder quiet". Bea seemed to enjoy it too, probably because the illustrations were engaging and the text wasn't too long for ...more