Quiet! – Kate Alizadeh


  Quiet! – Kate Alizadeh, Child’s Play, (9781846438875), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  A child invites the reader to be quiet and listen to the sounds all around the house.  “Sssh! Listen, what’s the noise?”  A tour of the house, occupied by Dad, a baby brother , a dog and a cat, finds noises everywhere.  Along with the narrative text, the pages are filled with more sound words:  “”Slosh” “Clatter” Dad is washing dishes, “Zzzzzzz” “Snuffle” “Woof” the dog is sleeping, “Rustle” “Swish” as the child reads a book.  One can hear all kinds of sounds in their household until all with a good night kiss, “Whisper” “Mwahfff” all is quiet.  The bright illustrations pop with color and detail to complement the story,

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a fun book to share with a toddler to encourage them to listen to the sounds all around them.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  5/15/17             

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