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The Quiet Book Hardcover – April 12, 2010
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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. With kid-centric descriptions and irresistible artwork, this gentle picture book explores all the different quiets that can fill a child's days from morning to night.
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More About the Author
Her dad was a math professor, and her mom taught English. Her sister got all the math brains, but some of her mom's word sense rubbed off on her, thank goodness. After college, she moved to San Francisco and became a street musician. Then she worked in an office typing memos for accountants. When the accountants weren't looking, she wrote screenplays. She found that if she glowered at the computer screen and yelled, "Criminy!" once in a while, everyone thought she was typing a very demanding memo and left her alone.
In 2001, Deborah decided to start writing stories for kids. She also began writing children's nonfiction. When a publisher asks her to write a nonfiction book, she usually doesn't know much about the topic. That means she has to learn fast. Now she knows about lots of cool things, like smallpox and orangutans and Easter Island and whether or not it's okay to slurp your noodles in Japan (it is).
When she's not writing, you might find her singing in a chamber choir, playing a ukulele (very badly), walking around in Golden Gate Park, baking vegan cookies, or petting any dogs, cats, pigs, or turkeys that happen to be nearby.
Top Customer Reviews
I have to declare an interest, since I am Deborah Underwood's brother in law. Which means I have had the privilege of knowing the book for many years in draft form (you have NO idea how long it takes for children's picture books to come out.)
The book has always been brilliant but I didn't imagine how great the pictures would be to go with it.
In short I think this is a great book and I don't think you or your children will be disappointed.
When the little moose was sitting on a bench holding his lunch box waiting for a ride home, he was very quiet. Swimming under the water is a special bubbly kind of quiet, but when the nurse is going to give you a shot it's definitely "pretending you're invisible quiet." Quiet times are when you suck on a lollipop when you're feeling under the weather, the shock of seeing your haircut in the mirror, keeping quiet when your little sister is sleeping, or trying not to make a peep when your yell "SURPRISE" at a birthday party. There are all kinds of special quiet times. Can you think of one?
This utterly charming book is one of those perfect bedtime books that will be cherished for years to come. It seemed like every little ssshhh moment was exquisitely and gently captured in both the text and the artwork. The artwork meshed perfectly with the "quiet" theme and the cast of adorable animals were captivating. My favorite scene was the little brown bunny and the iguana nestled together in bed in a darkened room . . . "What flashlight?" This is the type of book that childhood memories are made of. This lovely book is one that will definitely make its way into many hearts . . . and onto many wish lists!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book! Such a cute story, excellent illustration and clever quiet situations that keep our imagination. Glad I purchased it.Published 1 month ago by Mallory C.
I read this to my 5 year old, very active, grandson in a whisper, he loves this and requests it often. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Karen
This is the book I get for all my friends when they have baby showers. It is adorable, fun for an adult to read and a great bedtime story.Published 3 months ago by DOXIECOGIRL
The book is not very engaging. While I appreciate books that lead to discussion, it was too long for that. Over all it's just ok.Published 4 months ago by Cynthia Pineda
A really sweet book. You actually end up whispering when reading it out loud. I purchased the board book and the padded cover is a nice touch. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Roni L.