The Quiet Book

There are times when all you need is some peace and quiet. Deborah Underwood understands: there are different times for quiet as well as different kinds of quiet. Soothing and thoughtful, The Quiet Book gently leads children through various types of quiet circumstances.

Before reading the book, brainstorm the places people are quiet. List them on chart paper.  Then read the book out loud, quietly, of course.  The second time through the book, see if any of the book’s quiets match your brainstormed quiets.  Any unmatched quiets can be used in a class-made sequel, titled something like Room 13’s Quiet Book.  Be sure to use one type of quiet per page, and mimic the book’s format:  writing late at night quiet, staring at the moon quiet, finding a spider spinning a web quiet.  See if children can mimic Renata Liwska’s illustration style as well.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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2 Responses to The Quiet Book

  1. kathytemean says:


    Have this one sitting on my desk. It was a gift from a fellow author. Artwork is wonderful, too.


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