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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Children's Fiction
published: Mar 2019
ISBN:9781459817067
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

The Silence Slips In

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Ninon Pelletier

tagged: emotions & feelings, imagination & play
Description

When the party's over and the baby finally falls asleep, when the dog is all barked out and the screens are dark, the Silence pads in on soft, furry feet. A warm, comforting presence, the Silence curls up in a sun-beam like a cuddly cat and helps you read, think and be still. The Silence is friends with the Dark. Together they soothe the jagged edges left when the Noise has rolled on and gently launch the boats of your dreams into the night. When the day becomes overwhelming or other feelings become too big, the Silence slips in.
With soft illustrations and soothing text, this is a quiet story about learning to find calm in the busy world around you.

About the Authors

Alison Hughes is an award-winning author of many books for children and young adults, including Hit the Ground Running, a nominee for the Governor General's Literary Award. Alison is a university Writing Advisor, volunteers with children and literacy groups and gives frequent workshops and presentations at schools, libraries, festivals and conferences across Canada. She lives in Edmonton with her family.


Alison Hughes is an award-winning author of many books for children and young adults, including Hit the Ground Running, a nominee for the Governor General's Literary Award. Alison is a university Writing Advisor, volunteers with children and literacy groups and gives frequent workshops and presentations at schools, libraries, festivals and conferences across Canada. She lives in Edmonton with her family.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Short-listed, SYCRA Shining Willow
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

"Such a nice reminder of the joy that is find in quiet moments. A nice introduction to or supplement of mindfulness. Pelletier’s illustrations add to the dreamy atmosphere every time Silence makes an appearance."

— Kiss the Book blog

&quotA lovely book about finding the silence and calm in life…Fits well when discussing self-regulation and mindfulness with children. Highly Recommended.&quot

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"This ode to mindfulness, with its poetic text, offers reassurance to children often overwhelmed by their busy days so that they can find their own way back to calm and steady waters…Just right for busy families who seek balance and mindfulness.
The French edition, Le Silence se glisse près de toi, is beautifully translated by Rachel Martinez and has its own lyricism and lilt, perfect for Francophone parents and caregivers wanting bilingual options for their children. "

— Kirkus Reviews

"A needed edition in our world today where children rush from one activity to the next, an environment where children with sensory overload issues may need calming and simply a pleasant story for the end of a long day. It will leave a child feeling protected and ready to rest."

— Youth Services Book Reviews

"As a bedtime book, this book will calm the most rambunctious after a long day. A lovely topic that promotes both the beauty of language and the power of symbolism has a wonderful message for children. Excellent Book of Note."

— Must Read Literature

&quotThis thoughtful story focusing on mindfulness…will provide an important viewpoint for adults to share with young children.&quot

— Resource Links

&quotGently alludes to the benefits of finding contentment in quietude and how learning to do so might benefit readers for years to come.&quot

— Publishers Weekly

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