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The Quiet Book

May 12, 2010

The Quiet Book
written by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liswka
Houghton Mifflin, 2010
Picture Book

The illustrations in muted colors set the ambiance of quiet. I’m a quiet person.  I like quiet and appreciate the kinds of quiet in this book and the beauty of these pencil drawings.

As a teacher, I will use this book to teach writing – because it “shows” a scene of quiet (as opposed to the dreaded “tells”).  Can you see these scenes?

“Hide-and-seek quiet”

“First snowfall quiet”

“First one awake quiet”

We all need quiet — even kids.

Book Play: Create a time of quiet play every day. This could involve books, puzzles, a walk, drawing a picture or room time. Name the kind of quiet for extra fun — “puzzle-making quiet” or “reading a book quiet.”  Then, make your own Quiet Book with your own kind of quiet.

WIN a copy of The Quiet Book! E-mail your name to with “The Quiet Book” in the subject line. We will randomly select one lucky winner to receive a copy of the book. Deadline for entry is midnight MST on May 25, 2010.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Debbie permalink
    May 12, 2010 3:23 pm

    I love first-one-awake-in-the-morning quiet. This sounds like a fantastic book!

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