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The Christmas quiet book, written by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Renata Liwska

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The Christmas quiet book
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The Christmas quiet book
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written by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Renata Liwska
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Language
eng
Summary
Illustrations and simple text explore the quiet moments of Christmas, such as searching for hidden presents, forgetting a line during a Christmas pageant, and listing for Santa's sleigh bells
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  • Preschool-Kindergarten There’s a special kind of quiet that comes with the holidays. This companion title to the beloved The Quiet Book (2010) and The Loud Book! (2011) highlights the joy of the season through small, but priceless, moments. There’s “searching for presents quiet” (and “getting caught quiet”), “hoping for a snow day quiet,” and then “bundling up quiet.” On a particularly poignant spread illustrating a production of the Nativity—with three bear wise men—a sweet little lamb has a “forgotten line quiet” moment, but then is rescued by a whispering cast mate. As with the previous two books, Liwska’s utterly edible animals make you want to reach out and cuddle something. There’s one quiet incident per page and, while there are perhaps a few too many scenes in all, the book builds nicely to Christmas Eve, as the various moppets wait to hear Santa’s sleigh and try to stay awake for him. Little kids will relate to the anticipation of the big night but also to the little pleasures, like making snow angels and enjoying a cup of steaming cocoa. -- Kelley, Ann (Reviewed 10-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 109, number 3, p98)
  • PreS-Gr 1 — Fans of The Quiet Book (2010) and The Loud Book (2011, both Houghton Harcourt) will be enchanted by this holiday companion. The anticipation a child feels is brought to life as the familiar animals from the previous books (bears, rabbits, porcupines, moles, owls) search quietly for presents, make snow angels, drink cocoa, turn on the lights of a Christmas tree, make a gingerbread house, and write a note to Santa. Liwska's digitally colored pencil illustrations, in a muted palette of soft and soothing earth tones, pair poetically with the simple text. This is an ideal title for use during a winter holiday storytime or for one-on-one cuddling at bedtime.—Diane Olivo-Posner, Los Angeles Public Library --Diane Olivo-Posner (Reviewed October 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 10, p87)
  • The team that celebrated various kinds of quiet in The Quiet Book revisits that theme with a holiday twist. Underwood again exhibits a flair for selecting evocative scenarios and moods: “Hoping for a snow day quiet” and “knocking with mittens quiet” immediately set a wintry backdrop, while “blown fuse quiet” and “shattered ornament quiet” speak to the more frustrating moments of holiday prep. Watching the furry animals in Liwska’s subtly hued pencil drawings participate in a Christmas pageant, make gingerbread houses, and listen for sleigh bells adds to a sense of gentle anticipation. Reverence for the quieter aspects of the season is indeed a gift. Ages 4–8. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 10, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 37, p)
  • In their third collaboration on the numerous nuances of volume, Underwood and Liwska focus on the softer sounds of the Christmas season. Using the same format as the beloved Quiet Book (2010), each page presents just one quiet moment from the run-up to the holiday. Groups of animal characters engage in familiar activities such as trimming the tree, making gingerbread houses and participating in a Christmas pageant. The simple text describes each type of quiet in only a few words: "Snow angel quiet"; "Reading by the fire quiet"; "Listening for sleigh bells quiet." Atmospheric pencil illustrations with softly shaded colored highlights use backgrounds of white or gray that evoke a wintry feeling, with pleasing variation between indoor and outdoor scenes. One memorable illustration shows several bears and rabbits making their way home through a snowy, candlelit woods: "Luminaria quiet." The final page is a bit of a let-down, with an illustration of two bunny children turning toward their stack of presents, with the text "Christmas morning quiet." The unemotional conclusion feels flat and doesn't provide a real ending (nor does it seem that this would be a particularly quiet moment). Nevertheless, a congenial, understated choice for reading aloud to excited children to help them settle down for a long winter's night. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2012)
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Underwood, Deborah
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Liwska, Renata
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  • Quietude
  • Animals
  • Christmas
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Christmas quiet book, written by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Renata Liwska
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048172510
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
1v. (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780547558639
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011040920
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)813222511
Label
The Christmas quiet book, written by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Renata Liwska
Publication
Control code
000048172510
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
1v. (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780547558639
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011040920
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)813222511

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