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Children's Fiction Giraffes

Quiet, Please!

by (author) Russ Willms

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2022
Giraffes, Siblings, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


Junior the giraffe is just looking for a nice quiet place to read his book.

But there is one problem (actually, five problems): Junior’s brothers and sisters are the noisiest giraffes in the jungle! Whether it’s band practice, family singalongs or just really loud burping, Junior can’t escape the noise of his sonorous siblings! In an act of desperation, he finally discovers the one thing that will keep them quiet: reading his book out loud.

Written and illustrated by award-winning author Russ Willms, Quiet, Please! is sure to become a favorite of any young bibliophile who enjoys a good book and a peaceful place to read it.

About the author

Russ Willms has always had a passion for art and fun. His work as an illustrator has been featured in hundreds of magazines, books and ad campaigns throughout the world. He is the author and illustrator of Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees and Who Will Pull Santa's Sleigh? He is also the illustrator of the Mr. Christie's Book Award Gold–winning and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Brewster Rooster. Russ lives in Victoria, British Columbia.


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Editorial Reviews

“A funny little story...will captivate a variety of audiences. Willms’ carefree, whimsical...skill shines through in his ability to make six would-be identical giraffes become distinctively different with both obvious and subtle details. Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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