Thursday, December 20, 2012

Picture Book Review: The Christmas Quiet book

The Christmas Quiet Book

The Christmas Quiet Book
Written by:  Deborah Underwood
Illustrated by:  Renata Liwska
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012

* The Christmas Quiet Book is a companion book to Underwood's other books The Quiet Book and The Loud Book! both of which that we have not read.  So we have nothing to compare this book to.  The book begins, "Christmas is a quiet time:...."  and then goes on to name quiet Christmas moments including Cocoa quiet, Hoping for snow day quiet, and Snowangel quiet among many.  But then there's some moments like Nutcracker quiet, Shattered ornament quiet, and Christmas morning quiet that in my opinion just aren't quiet.  The "quiet" after each moment got kind of old too. The book was a nice reminder of all the wonderful winter moments that occur around Christmas.  The illustrations, drawn with pencil and then colored digitally included lots of cute and cuddly animals.  Overall, this was an okay holiday read, probably best for the younger crowd.  I think my 4 and 6 year old were expecting a little more. 

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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