Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Quiet Book

My baby just turned two.  Hard to believe.  She had a fun balloon filled birthday and she thought it was fantastic.  Her grandmother sent out a birthday package and inside was Deborah Underwood's The Quiet Book.  This book was new to us and we loved reading through it.

The entire book is understated.  On a two page spread, one page is simple with a white background while the other has a more detailed illustrations and background.  Each page has a huggable furry animal with a one line sentence telling about some kind of quiet: "Hide and seek quiet," "Last one to get picked up from school quiet,""First snowfall quiet."

With few words, this book is able to bring forward the varying emotions that can come along with quiet: excited, sad, scared, awe, naughty and peaceful.  This is a great book to read through slowly and I am sure will be enjoyed in our house amidst all of the varying degrees of quiet.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

This is a good book! I gave it to my sister. I like the one about backseat-of-the-car quiet.