"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming."
—Kirkus starred review
"...the illustrations and characters will attract a
fair number of fans." —School Library Journal
"This charming episode affirms that friends with
different personalities can enjoy being together
while still doing their own things." —Booklist
A Bank Street College Children's Book Committee
Best Book of 2014 Selection
"A rhythmic poem explores origins, both physical
and abstract...Animal characters are tender and
genuine. These musings on memory and change
are thought-provoking, yet the piece also works
as a lullaby. Reflective and peaceful."
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Preschoolers will recognize the reality-blurring
borders of their own made-up worlds; children
on the cusp of independent reading will enjoy
following the simple, bold-type sentences; and
both audiences will hope for future adventures
from Lucy and her friends.
—Booklist (starred review)
"A delightful and enchanting choice for story-
time or sharing one-on-one."
—School Library Journal, starred review
"Sweet and hypnotizing, but not too simple,
Renata Liwska's illustrations give The Quiet
Book a sense of magic." —The Huffington Post
From “last slurp loud” and “walking to school
song loud” to “belly flop loud”, this playful
picture book is bound to elicit the sounds of
“read it again!” loud.
—Amazon Best Books of the Month