Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Quiet Book


Do you ever pick up a book and wish you thought of that idea? Thats how I felt when I picked up The Quiet Book, written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska, at a store this weekend. Oh what a sweet little book. The poetic text describes all the different kinds of quiet... there is the quiet of not wanting to scare away a little bird, and the quiet right before you yell surprise. The characters are soft and round and they really look quiet. I would have loved this book as a kid and I can see it being really useful in a classroom- after all kids know all about how to be loud. I think this book will help them appreciate the joy of quiet too.

4 comments:

Linda said...

I felt exactly the same way! One of those deceptively simple ideas. Really well done.

Anna Alter said...

Agreed!

alvina said...

Ah, I just read this, too, and LOVE it. The text especially is so wonderful. And I love the little details in the art. Gorgeous.

Christina Rodriguez said...

Looks cute! A great theme, too, definitely something I've not seen before.