Picture Book: The Quiet Book
Author: Deborah Underwood
Illustrator: Renata Liwska
Summary: This is a charming book in which hilarious illustrations of cute animals remind us of the many moments in which we are quiet. This picture book explores unique kinds of quiet such as a “Coloring in the lines quiet," a “Top of the roller coaster quiet,” and a “Before the concert begins quiet.”
Hanna’s Comments: This book would be a wonderful addition to a conversation with children about why we are quiet during times of worship. It also lends itself well to instruction in various kinds of prayer.
Publisher & Date of Publication: HMH, 2010
Age & Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Pre and up
# of Pages: 32
Available in Spanish? Not at present
Formats other than Book: Tablet, Amateur videos on Youtube
PBT Category: Award Winner (School Library Journal Best Book of the Year), Post 2K
PBT Topics this Book Connects with: gentleness/meekness, listening, prayer, quiet/silence, reverence, self-control, shyness, worship
Scripture Connections: Be still and know (Psalm 46:10); Jesus leaving the disciples to pray
Idea(s) for Application: Use this book when explaining to children why we worship and why being quiet is an important component of worship. Use in a lesson on contemplative prayer.