Monday, June 30, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 72

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.

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