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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  19 reviews
A silly story about letting a lion cub take his nap. With a rollicking text and bright, humorous illustrations, QUIET! makes for an infectiously fun bedtime read.

"Chuckling and chortling, sniggering and snickering.
The hyena was laughing. Laughing like hyenas do.
But nobody knew what was so funny. 'Quiet!' said Papa Lion, as loud as he dared, in case his son was still sleepi
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Orchard
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Bhargavi Balachandran
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: from-a-s-library
Bright vibrant illustrations accompanied with a lovely narrative that made my daughter squeal in joy. Though I had a bit of trouble explaining the different nuances of the sounds that the animals make, it was worth it as my LO loved the humour-laced book. Not all books need to be crammed with 'new things to learn'.Pick it up just for fun!

Highly recommended!
C Exley Books (Cassandra)
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, children-books
I just read this with my four and a half year old son and my two year old daughter.

The illustrations are awesome. The baby lion needs to take a nap so father lion threatens all of the animals in the jungle by telling them that he will eat whoever wakes up his son.

All questions answered by my son (Nicholas).

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When the daddy lion said Quiet

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Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
An older book, but still a great pick for story time. You can have the kids do the animal noises as you go!
Oct 04, 2020 rated it liked it
This book tells the story of a baby lion who is trying to take a nap, the father lion threatens to eat the other animals in the kingdom if they wake the cub. This books is great for children in Nursery as it it is a short and easy read. There is repetition in words which is great for children to familiarise and the illustrations are bright and colourful to captivate them. There is lots of opportunity for speech so the reader is able to change their tone for different animals talking - making rea ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(WARNING! This review may be a small bit biased due to nostalgia) I absolutely love this book!!! My grandmother used to read it to me before bed when I was younger and I loved it then too! For starters the art is great, so colorful and bright, not to mention detailed. The story is adorable and all though it's a little bit repetitive and predictable I don't find it anoyying. I highly recommend. It will always have a special place in my heart❤️ ...more
Alaina Kissinger
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the perfect book to use for an especially noisy bunch of early elementary students. From the stunning artwork to the fantastic dialogue that takes place between the animals, this book is a great read that should be read in all classrooms. I look forward to using this book when I have a group of students that need to be QUIET!
A fun story with bright, vivid illustrations of a lion family in a really loud jungle. When it's time for Baby Lion's nap, Daddy Lion tells everyone to be "Quiet!" and if they wake up the baby he will eat them. A bit silly, but kids will enjoy making the jungle sounds and laugh at the animal antics. ...more
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Some nice illustrations, but this doesn’t save a poorly written story. All the while Bright and Parker-Rees seem to be preparing for a moral, yet it never comes.
Rachel Hinds
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely book about noises in the jungle. Good book to explore sounds and animals. Also good for children involvement.
Young students would enjoy this book because the main characters are animals. I would most likely read this book to kindergarteners at the beginning of the year to stress the importance of staying quiet while others are working. Doing school work is comparable to taking a nap in the story because it's best done when there is little noise and commotion. I would also that keeping a peaceful environment goes both ways, meaning that if students want others to be quiet and respectful, they also have ...more
Sarah Sammis
Jun 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
It's supposed to be a humorous look at all those animals cowering, trying to keep their children quiet. But it's not. It's an anthropomorphic rendering of male privilege, domestic violence, and the systematic subjugation of minorities.
Alicia Evans
The baby lion needs to take a nap so father lion threatens all of the animals in the jungle by telling them that he will eat whoever wakes up his son. Therein lies a series of repetition: someone is loud, father lion threatens them, and he slowly gets hungrier. Kids will like the repetition but there isn't much else that really seemed appealing to me. ...more
Preschool children love it. They repeat the key lines, laugh a lot and look at the pictures over and over again. A very well written book for children, no message, no morals, just a simple, interesting story and catching refrains.
Feb 01, 2011 rated it liked it
This was read at the preschooler story time today at the library. It showcases the noises of several jungle animals as the mother lion worries the noise will wake her cub. In the end, it is the growling of the father lion's stomach that wakes the cub. ...more
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Storytime 8-12-15; a good laugh out of the kids upon yelling "QUIET!!!" in the library -- they demanded I read it over and over again! Beautiful illustrations and nice repetition for story, with surprise ending ...more
Jasmin Love
Curricular Connection: I would use this book as a behavior management tool in a kinder to first grade class. I would address the importance of quiet time when necessary.
I did not see much of a purpose to this book. I had a hard time thinking of a reason for why I would read this book to students.
Oct 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kidsfavorites
This is a fun little story about failing to follow your own rules.
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