The Christmas Quiet Book (Deborah Underwood)

Hello, friends! Our book for tonight’s Holiday Countdown Week is The Christmas Quiet Book, written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska, a lovely Christmas companion to the duo’s The Quiet Book and The Loud Book.

Christmastime is filled with quiet moments. There’s “Hoping for a snow day” quiet, or “gingerbread” quiet. There’s “searching for presents” quiet… and “getting caught” quiet. There’s “lighting the tree” quiet and – oops – “blown a fuse” quiet (too many lights!). There’s “pajamas” quiet, and “early Christmas present” quiet, and of course, “listening for sleigh bells” quiet. So while Christmastime is often filled with the boisterously happy noises of the season, it’s worth it to take a moment and appreciate the quiet moments as well.

This one was great! We loved the original Quiet Book, and this felt like a seamlessly natural companion, since winter and its holidays are indeed often full of special, dear, quiet moments. Some are decidedly humorous – I definitely had a good chuckle at a Christmas play-related gag – and some are tender and touching. Each moment is accompanied by a lovely pencil illustration; these are absolutely gorgeous, capturing the soft tone of the text and the gentleness of the theme perfectly. The length was great, and JJ enjoyed it. A perfect read for a quiet winter’s night, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!

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