The Quiet Book

Surprisingly humorous and at times somber, Deborah Underwood‘s The Quiet Book explores many different types of quiet. School Library Journal: “Bears, rabbits, porcupines, mice, owls, moose, and wombats are depicted in situations that effectuate the notion of quiet throughout the daily life of a young child. For example, the ‘first one awake quiet’ shows a rabbit doing his morning stretches. In ‘Right before you yell, “SURPRISE!” quiet,’ three animal friends crouch behind a couch… A bear and a rabbit playing tag with the waves at the beach symbolize, ‘Best friends don’t need to talk quiet.’ The soft, matte feel of the illustrations, created with pencil, are digitally enhanced, while the animals’ facial expressions and body language are endearing.” This book is so popular at our local library that the librarians were keeping it behind the desk for themselves. No kidding! Giggle factor: moderate. Adult enjoyment: if you like art. Illustrations: four jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on August 17, 2010.

One Response to “The Quiet Book”

  1. […] As a follow up to their award-winning The Quiet Book, Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska have now produced (of course) The Loud Book! […]

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