The Quiet Book

The Quiet Book

By (author) Deborah Underwood


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There are many kinds of quiet: Quiet can be delicate. Quiet can be thundering! Quiet can be sweet, and cozy, 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.

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  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 182.88 x 218.44 x 10.16mm | 249.47g
  • 12 Apr 2010
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston
  • English
  • Full Colour Throughout
  • 0547215673
  • 9780547215679
  • 7,694

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Author Information

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 ofquiet. Renata's previous picture books includes "Little Panda" which she wrote and illustrated."

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"Adelightful 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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Customer reviews

Lovely book

Gorgeous book that helps to point out and remind us about some of the wonderful quiet times in our more
by Jemma Elkington