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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

The Silence Slips In Read-Along

by (author) Alison Hughes

illustrated by Ninon Pelletier

read by Heather Gould

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2019
Category
Emotions & Feelings, General, Imagination & Play
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459823099
    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price
    $19.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

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 The Silence Slips In, winner of the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature and 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.

 

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Quand elle &eacutetait petite, Ninon Pelletier r&ecircvait de devenir astronaute pour voir le monde diff&eacuteremment. Elle est plut&ocirct devenue illustratrice apr&egraves des &eacutetudes en photographie et en graphisme. Elle a illustr&eacute plus d’une trentaine de livres pour enfants au cours des vingt derni&egraveres ann&eacutees et a &eacutet&eacute mise en nomination pour le Prix du Gouverneur g&eacuten&eacuteral en 2016. Elle vit &agrave Montr&eacuteal, au Qu&eacutebec, au milieu de ses crayons, de ses fusains et de ses amis.

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Heather Gould is an entrepreneur, artist and voice actor from Victoria, British Columbia.

 

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Editorial Reviews

&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

"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

"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

&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

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