Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

The Quiet Book


The Quiet Book. Written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c. 2010.

Reading Level: Not available

Synopsis: Deborah Underwood highlights several forms of quiet in her story. This book takes a closer look at a variety of quiet situations from morning to night.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: This book is simplistic and easy to follow. It would be a great book for teaching kids about opposites (quiet vs. loud).

Content Area Connections: Language Arts, Opposites

Possible Areas of Concern: The illustrations are unadorned with details, so students may get bored quickly while reading this book.

~Elizabeth Schreiber



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This entry was posted on November 24, 2012 by in Picturebooks.

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