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.
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.
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About the Author
ALISON HUGHES a publié 16 livres pour enfants et jeunes adultes et a été traduite en français, en coréen, en néerlandais et en turque. Elle a reçu le Writers' Union Writing for Children Award et a été finaliste du prix littéraire du Gouverneur général ainsi que du prix littéraire de l'Alberta. De nombreuses fois, elle a également été finaliste de différents prix provinciaux du choix des enfants. Elle vit en Alberta.
ALISON HUGHES has published 16 books for children and young adults, with translations into French, Korean, Dutch, and Turkish. She won the Writers' Union Writing for Children Award, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards, the Alberta Literary Awards, and many times for provincial children's choice awards. She lives in Alberta.
"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
"This thoughtful story focusing on mindfulness…will provide an important viewpoint for adults to share with young children."--Resource Links
"A lovely book about finding the silence and calm in life…Fits well when discussing self-regulation and mindfulness with children. Highly Recommended."--CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"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
"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
"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