The Quiet Book

The Quiet Book


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547215679
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/12/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 314,911
Product dimensions: 7.08(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Deborah Underwood has written many books for children. She lives in San Francisco and loves "cat sleeping on your stomach quiet" and "smelling lilacs quiet." Visit her online at
“Drawing a picture book quiet,” is Renata Liwska's favorite kind of quiet. Renata's previous picture books includes Little Panda which she wrote and illustrated.

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From the Publisher

"A delightful and enchanting choice for storytime or sharing one-on-one."—School Library Journal, starred review

"The most moving scenes leave space for imagining.'Best friends don't need to talk,' for example, is illustrated with a blissful scene of togetherness that children will relate to their own lives."—Booklist

"This treasure of a book—which is appropriately gentle in both its understated text and artwork—catalogues many sorts of quiet that readers will recognize instantly."—Publishers Weekly

"This gallery of quietude works for bedtime or calming down while also acknowledging that some quiet moods are less than happy...The final sequence—a nighttime car ride in the snow, peaceful steps to bedtime—makes a comforting end. Soothing and layered."—Kirkus Reviews

"Sweet and hypnotizing, but not too simple, Renata Liwska's illustrations give The Quiet Book a sense of magic." —The Huffington Post

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The Quiet Book 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Brother-in-Law More than 1 year ago
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 - this one was fast as it only took about 3 years!) The book has always been brilliant but I didn't imagine how great the pictures would be to go with it. In short I think this is a great book and I don't think you or your children will be disappointed.
BohemianJ More than 1 year ago
This is a top contender for best nighttime read. My 3 1/2 year old daughter loves it. The illustrations are so endearing - I wish they made stuffed animals that looked like these precious bears, bunnies, moose. I also enjoy the quiet times that Underwood has so cleverly pointed out. I couldn't recommend it more highly!
Amy Pearson More than 1 year ago
We added this to our home library about three weeks ago. The children, 5 and 1, love the adorable illustrations and story. I enjoy the thought that went into developing examples of quiet kids can relate to. A very gentle, sweet book the kids like to revisit at nap and bedtime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my daughter every night for bedtime. It is one of the most wonderful books I have read for children. The art work is beautiful and the many "quiets" are honest and sweet. Every time I have a chance I share it with friends and family, who all love it and say they must have a copy. This book is a precious addition to our daughter's library.
Amanda Johnson More than 1 year ago
The story is wonderful and the illustrations are adorable. As an adult, I enjoed this story. The children I've read it to have been captivated by the different 'quiets'.
Nhritzuk on LibraryThing 8 months ago
An adorable picture book, perfect for teaching young children about the different ways to be quiet and the different reasonsn for silence. Renata Liwska uses soft colors and blurred edges to create a soft, calm, quiet mood. The bunnies facial expressions give picture clues as to the kind of quiet deborah Underwood is writing about. My 3 year old loves this book.
katietwa08 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is such a cute story for children! I love the way that the author portrayed all the different types of quiet in a way that children could understand. The illustrations are so intricate and adorable as well. I would recommend this book to any mother of a young child. It is a great bedtime story and has a great lesson behind every page.
aimeeredshoes on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I love, love, love, love this picture book. Might be my new favorite. Amazing!
Trina08 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is a really good book for teachers to use inside their elementary classroom. It explores a world full of quietness from sun up to sun down. Very easy and simple for readers to read. I really enjoyed reading this book.
catherinegardner2011 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A cute book about how everything needs to be done quietly.
allaboutliteracy on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A sweet, thoughtful book that transports you to the moments of quiet throughout the day. My favorite quiet is "first snowfall quiet".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sent this book to my 4 year old grandson and my daughter says it has become one of his favorite books to read at bedtime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old daughter loves this book! I even recorded my voice reading the story to her. She is starting to learn how to read she repeats after me.
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