Quiet by Tomie dePaola

Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Summary:  A grandfather is walking with his two grandchildren.  They notice how everything around them is busily moving: birds fly, the dog runs, a frog jumps, and dragonflies beat their wings. Grandfather suggests they sit and rest, so they find a seat on a bench under a tree.  They notice the birds have quieted down, and their dog is taking a nap. The frog is sitting on a lily pad, and the dragonflies are resting nearby. The kids notice they can think and see when they’re still, and the book concludes that “To be quiet and still is a special thing.”  32 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  A simple, quiet book to encourage kids to stop and be still once in a while.  Tomie dePaola’s peaceful illustrations complement the text perfectly.

Cons:  There’s not much of a story, just a simple lesson.

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