I picked up this book a couple of weeks ago at the bookstore. I try to put a limit on my picture book spending, but sometimes there are books that just won't let you leave the store without purchasing a copy. The Quiet Book is written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska. I just love the characters in this book and the soft, muted pallete.
A very soothing and gentle book that explores all the different quiets that can fill a child's day from morning to night.
Quiet can be delicate.
Quiet can be thundering!
Quiet can be sweet and cozy,
and can most definitely help you fall asleep.
One of my favorite illustrations from the book is "Thinking of a good reason you were drawing on the wall quiet...."
Renata is also the illustrator of The Little Panda book which has it's own website that I highly recommend you visit. She shares her inspiration, research and character development for this book and she shows some of her beautiful sketchbooks.
Renata is originally from Poland, and lives in Canada with her illustrator husband, Mike Kerr. You can see her portfolio on her website www.renataliwska.com.
There is a link to her store where you can purchase some of her adorable animal prints. By the way, she loves to draw bears :o)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!