The Quiet Book

The Quiet Book

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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 more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 182.88 x 218.44 x 10.16mm | 249.47g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Full Colour Throughout
  • 0547215673
  • 9780547215679
  • 25,570

Review quote

"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 Postshow more

About Deborah Underwood

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 more

Rating details

3,972 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 40% (1,578)
4 34% (1,350)
3 20% (807)
2 5% (188)
1 1% (49)

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