for The Quiet Book
by Deborah Underwood
and Renata Liwska
Every turn of the page reveals a new kind of quiet in this contemplative picture book. From “First look at your new hairstyle quiet” to “Coloring in the lines quiet,” Deborah Underwood’s simple text triggers thoughtful reflection and opportunities for discussion and sharing. Situations that are sometimes humorous and sometimes poignant offer universal understanding and appeal. Renata Liwska’s illustrations range from simple animal characters on white backgrounds to full-page scenes. Her soft and muted hues are a perfect match for the mood of this charmingly understated book. (Ages 3–7)
CCBC Choices 2011. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011. Used with permission.
All quiet is not created equal. In this irresistibly charming picture book, many different quiet moments are captured, from the anticipation-heavy “Top of the roller coaster quiet” to the shocked-into-silence “First look at your new hairstyle quiet.” The impossibly sweet bears, rabbits, fish, birds, and iguanas are all rendered in soft pencils and colored digitally, and, as in all of the best picture books, the illustrations propel the story far beyond the words. A sure-to-be-a-classic bedtime favorite. Awards: 2011 ALA Notable Children's Book, 2010–2011, New York Times bestseller, 2011 CCBC Choices, 2011 NCTE Notable Children's Trade Book, 2010 New York Times Notable Book, 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2010 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
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