Synopses & Reviews
All quiet is not created equal. In this irresistibly charming picture book, many different quiet moments are captured, from the anticipation-heavy and#8220;Top of the roller coaster quietand#8221; to the shocked-into-silence and#8220;First look at your new hairstyle quiet.and#8221; The impossibly sweet bears, rabbits, fish, birds, and iguanas are all rendered in soft pencils and colored digitally, and, as in all of the best picture books, the illustrations propel the story far beyond the words. A sure-to-be-a-classic bedtime favorite. and#160; Awards: 2011 ALA Notable Children's Book, 2010and#8211;2011, New York Times bestseller, 2011 CCBC Choices, 2011 NCTE Notable Children's Trade Book, 2010 New York Times Notable Book, 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2010 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
"Aand#160;delightful and enchanting choice for storytime or sharing one-on-one."and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
"The most moving scenes leave space for imagining.'Best friends don't need to talk,' for example, is illustrated with a blissful scene of togetherness that children will relate to their own lives."and#8212;Booklist
"This treasure of a bookand#8212;which is appropriately gentle in both its understated text and artworkand#8212;catalogues many sorts of quiet that readers will recognize instantly."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"This gallery of quietude works for bedtime or calming down while also acknowledging that some quiet moods are less than happy...The final sequenceand#8212;a nighttime car ride in the snow, peaceful steps to bedtimeand#8212;makes a comforting end. Soothing and layered."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"Sweet and hypnotizing, but not too simple, Renata Liwska's illustrations give The Quiet Book a sense of magic." and#8212;The Huffington Post
"Dunrea's feathered characters have the look and feel of preschoolers rapt in their own discovery of the world." and#8212;School Library Journal
and#160; "It is the cleanly designed and sometimes humorous artwork that gives these small books their irresistaible charm." and#8212;Booklist, ALA
and#160; "Dunrea's simply charming ink-and-watercolor art reveals an endearing cast of diminutive critters."
and#8212;Publishers Weekly and#160; "The ink-and-watercolor illustrations are as simple as the text, and small children will recognize and relate to each story's tiny arc and resolution." and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"This gently lilting read-aloud is just right for bedtime, or anytime your child could use a little extra comfort. Youand#8217;ll go ga-ga yourself over the adorable watercolors of babies around the world." --Parenting , September 2008
"Put two titans of kids' books together for the first time, and what do you get (besides the urge to shout, "What took you so long?")? The answer: an instant classic . . . there's real magic at work here."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes gently presents--but never preaches--a satisfying lesson about humanity and international harmony."--BookPage
"A standout for its beautiful simplicity, this picture-book collaboration between Fox and Oxenbury aims a message of diversity and tolerance at very young children. . . . Clusters of adorable mulitcultural babies from around the world toddle across the pages until just one child receives three kisses on the nose from her loving mom, a sweet gesture that parents will want to act out with their own children. A gentle, joyous offering."--Booklist, starred review
"Fox's lilting verse just has to be read aloud, and preschoolers will quickly pick up on and join in on the anticipated refrain. Oxenbury's spacious illustrations, featuring her irresistible round-headed tots (and, of course, plenty of chubby baby digits), emphasize the babies' differences and will engage even the youngest listeners in the on-page action."--The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
"In 'Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,' two beloved picture-book creators and#151; the storyteller Mem Fox and the artist Helen Oxenbury and#151; merge their talents in a winsome look at babies around the world."and#151;The New York Times Book Review
"A witty and winsome look at babies around the world that has a toe-tapping refrain: the words sound easy and familiar, as though they have been handed down to children forever. And the story ends with a pitch-perfect moment: one little baby who is 'mine, all mine.' "--The New York Times Book Review, Notable Children's Books of 2008
"'Light as air and sweet as honey' might be a way to describe this delectable confection about babies, here, there and everywhere."--The Globe and Mail
Wichita Eagle, Great Gift Recommendations 2008
and#8220;Blonde top-knots, springy black curls, haystack red straw and sleek black hair surround smiling, frowning, sneezing or contemplative baby faces. Anyone who has ever tweaked a little piggy will quickly start chanting the infectious refrain from this 'digital' romp.and#8221; --Washington Post Book World,
September 7, 2008
"Charming illustrations and comfortable rhymes characterize this appealing bedtime book." and#8212;School Library Journal and#160; "A pleasant prelude to slumber." and#8212;Booklist and#160; "[An] appealing bedtime book." and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
Gossie and Gertieand#8217;s boots are made for walking; the books they so delightfully traverse are made for treasuring. and#8212;Horn Book,
"Adding ample wry humor to both his spare ink-and-watercolor pictures and minimalist text, Dunrea imbues both goslings with distinctive, endearing personalities and chronicles experiences every preschooler can recognize." and#8212;Publishers Weekly, Starred
"The potent combination of toddler-appealing story lines and the charismatic charm of the illustrations assure that these smartly clad geese will be marching straight into the hearts of readers." and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
Two books that are sure to become favoritesand#8230;Young children will ask to hear these stories again and again, and they're just right for little hands. and#8212;School Library Journal
and#8220;Preschoolers are bound to ask for an encore reading, and theyand#8217;ll probably ask for new boots, too.and#8221; and#8212;The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
* andquot;Repeated, pleasingly surreal lines of verse convey the sense of drifting into slumber...a keeper.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
andquot;A quiet book for sharing in a cozy setting.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;The blue-hued mixed-media illustrations soothingly depict a farm as it moves from dusk to night and bring a hush to the bookandmdash;and no doubt its readers as well.andquot;
* "An appealing, stylish book that is perfect for story hours." and#151;Booklist
"A delightful marriage of words and pictures." and#151;Los Angeles Times and#160;ALA Notable Children's Book
A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year
"Fans of the first book will be delighted to extend their bedtime reading time with the second, and they'll welcome the chance to pump up the volume."and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred review
and#160; "The complete opposite of the delightful The Quiet Book, this deliciously worthy companion title earns 'applause loud' . . . Act out a few of these moments during storytime for a joyous romp."and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
"Fortified with the same charm and humor as the first book, this has enough activity and drama to elicit interesting observations and reactions from young audiences."and#8212;Booklist
"Aand#160;worthy companion to their previous success."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"In her authorial debut, Liwska . . . delivers a prime example of unadulterated storytelling . . . In every word, readers can hear the wise, wry voice of a narrator who knows how to hold a child's attention. The illustrations, a combination of pencil and soft digital color, evoke the simplicity of traditional Chinese art and underscore the intimacy of the book's small format." September 22, 2008 Publishers Weekly
"Liwska's tale is generously imbued with a gentle humor that is echoed in her digitally colored pencil drawings. Keeping the roly-poly black-and-white principals just this side of saccharine is no mean feat, but both text and illustrations are up to the challenge as they unfold with wily deliberations. Much like this whimsical tale, the elegant illustrations hold small surprises for perceptive readers to enjoy." October 1, 2008 Kirkus Reviews
The New York Times bestseller and bedtime favorite that explores all kinds of "quiets" is now available inand#160;aand#160;cozy padded board book edition!
The New York Times bestseller is now available in a cozy padded board book edition! In this irresistibly charming picture book, many different quiet moments are captured, from the anticipation-heavy and#8220;Top of the roller coaster quietand#8221; to the shocked-into-silence and#8220;First look at your new hairstyle quiet.and#8221; The impossibly sweet bears, rabbits, fish, birds, and iguanas are all rendered in soft pencils and colored digitally, and, as in all of the best picture books, the illustrations propel the story far beyond the words. Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this new classic the perfect bedtime companion.
This book in Olivier Dunrea's popular GossieandFriends series introduces Peedie, a small gosling whoand#160;sometimes forgets important things.and#160;Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this new edition of a preschool favorite the perfect choice for the youngest GossieandFriends fans.
Meet BooBoo, a curious blue gosling who likes to eat good food. BooBoo eats, and eats, and eats. Is there anything she won't try? and#160; Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this new edition of a preschool favorite the perfect choice for the youngest GossieandFriends fans.
Meet Peedie, one of the small goslings with big personalities from Olivier Dunrea's Gossie and Friends series! Peedie is a small yellow gosling who sometimes forgets things. But he never forgets to wear his lucky red baseball cap. He wears it everywhere. Until he puts it in a secret place... Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this new edition of a preschool favorite the perfect choice for the youngest GossieandFriends fans.
A modern nursery rhyme about the things babies everywhere have in common
"There was one little baby / who was born far away. / And another who was born / on the very next day. / And both of these babies, / as everyone knows, / had ten little fingers / and ten little toes." No matter which part of the world a baby comes fromand#8212;born on the ice or in a tentand#8212;that baby has and#8220;ten little fingers / and ten little toes,and#8221; the pleasing refrain of this wonderful, rhyming tribute to the chubby, sweet universality of babies of all colors. Helen Oxenburyand#8217;s soft, rounded babies are captured perfectly in soft, rounded watercolors.
Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. Itand#8217;s time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers--sleep tight! and#8220;Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety and affection.and#8221;--School Library Journal
Meet Gossie, one of the small goslings with big personalities from Olivier Dunrea's Gossie and Friends series!and#160;She's a small yellow gosling who loves to wear bright red bootsand#8212;every day. But one morning Gossie canand#8217;t find them!and#160;She looks everywhere: under the bed, over the wall, even in the barn.and#160;Can you guessand#160;where Gossie finally finds her boots? and#160; Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this new edition of aand#160;preschooland#160;favorite the perfect choice for the youngest GossieandFriends fans.
The second book in Olivier Dunrea's popular GossieandFriends seriesand#160;is about Gossie and Gertie, best friendsand#160;who goand#160;everywhere together. Or do they?and#160;Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this new edition of a preschool favorite the perfect choice for the youngest GossieandFriends fans.
Gossie and Gertie are friends. Best friends. They splash in the rain, play hide-and-seek, and dive in the pond together. Everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?
Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this new edition of a preschool favorite the perfect choice for the youngest GossieandFriends fans.
In the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown, Mary Lyn Ray presents a hushed book about the rhythm of the natural world on a small farmand#160;as all creatures prepare for sleep. Artist Christopher Silas Nealand#39;s classicand#160;illustrationsand#160;quietand#160;even the most restlessand#160;little night owls with familiar childlike imagery and the comforts of routine. This padded board book is perfect for sending any child off to sleep with sweet dreams.
Somewhere a bee
Makes a bed in a rose,
Because the bee knows
Day has come to a close.
and#160;Nighttime blankets a little farm. An owl who-hoots. A bear curls up in a log. A mother fox calls her pups home to the den. But animals arenandrsquo;t the only ones preparing to rest.
In the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown,and#160;with classically styled picture bookand#160;illustrations and fresh, childlike imagery, this poetic bedtime book, as peaceful as it is warm, will wrap young ones in the comforts of routine.and#160;Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this padded edition the perfect bedtime companion.and#160;Now is the time for dreams.
A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing--WAIT! There's a surprise in store, and little ones will want to discover it over and over again. So pull on your sleeping cap and snuggle in for a timeless cumulative tale that's truly like no other. Don and Audrey Wood's beloved picture book has sold more than one and a half million copies.
In the napping house is a cozy bed piled high with aand#160;snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, and a slumbering mouse. All is at peace until the appearance of an unexpected visitor and before you know it no one is sleeping! and#160; A cumulative tale perfect for bedtime, naptime, or anytime.and#160;The padded covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make it a great gift for little ones.
A picture book about all different kinds of quiet, with illustrations by LITTLE PANDA's Renata Liwska.
Just like there are lots of quiets, there are also lots of louds:
and bad louds
(CRASH!) And louds that make you feel like you are
the center of attention (BURP!).
The Loud Book compiles all these kid-friendly noises
from morning to night,
in a way that is sure to make readers
In the misty mountains a little panda bear climbs tall trees, munches sweet bamboo, and curls up in his favorite perch to sleep. It is just rightand#151;until Mother Panda goes looking for a snack and Little Pandaand#8217;s nap is disturbed by something unexpected. What was it that his mother told him he should do? This is the perfect story to reassure little ones that parents always return.
About the Author
Audrey Woodandnbsp;is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House,andnbsp;Piggies,andnbsp;Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgoodand#39;s in the Bathtub, Heckedy Peg, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide theirandnbsp;time between California and Hawaii.andnbsp;Donandnbsp;Woodandnbsp;is the illustrator ofandnbsp;many beloved books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgoodand#39;s in the Bathtub,andnbsp;Heckedyandnbsp;Peg,andnbsp;and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were written by his wife, Audrey Wood.andnbsp;The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.