Be Quiet!

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Perfect Picture Book Friday

Be-Quiet-Cover.jpgBe Quiet! (Disney*Hyperion, 2017) by Ryan T. Higgins is a humorous picture book. No surprise if you've read any of his other titles, such as Mother Bruce. The cover image definitely introduces the tone, too.

Rupert the mouse wants to make a wordless picture book, but from the very beginning his friends are messing it up. He asks his friends to be quiet, but it doesn't work so well. Nibs and Thistle, the other mice keep talking. And talking. And taking control of the story. There's language humor especially when Nibs misunderstands words. And, of course, there's a twist at the end of the story.

This book makes me think of my youngest daughter at three. She'd learned to talk but then we had the difficult job of teaching her how to be quiet. Would have loved to have had this book.

I keep smiling as I'm typing because this book was so fun.

Read about the author/illustrator Ryan T. Higgins here.

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