Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Quiet Book review

The Quiet Book

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.

(jacket description)

The word quiet can mean many different things as this book shows with its delightful words and beautiful illustrations.   Starting from the serene front cover to the very last page, I smiled with every turn.  The expressions of each little animal fit perfect to every quiet moment given.  The "right before you yell SURPRISE quiet" and "too many bubbles quiet" are just a couple of my favorites .  After reading this with your child, they will probably think of a few of their own "quiets" they could add from their typical day too.   It is a calming and relaxing read when it comes time to settle down at the end of a busy day.  I loved this sweet but simple book and hope you will enjoy it with your family too. This is a "just right book" for ages 3-7.~

Title: The Quiet Book
Author: Deborah Underwood
Genre: Picture Book
Pub. Date: April 2010, Houghton Mifflin
Hardcover, 30 pgs.


  1. I teach Kindergarten, and this would be a perfect book to use to introduce qu!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

  2. I love this book! I'm surprised it didn't pick up more awards. Such a thought-provoking book and so many different kinds of "quiet" represented: peaceful, expectant, sad, close-to-nature. A really neat book. I had expected it to be some kind of didactic tale and was so pleased when it turned out to be something deeper and more profound.

  3. I agree with Madigan, "such a thought-provoking book". I like that there are many meanings to the word "quiet". Love the review :)

    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity