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Quiet as Mud - Jane Yolen

Quiet as Mud

By: Jane Yolen, Nicole Wong (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 15 June 2024

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A sweet poem about being an introvert in a big loud world.

Inspired by a quote from the late, great children's book author Margaret Wise Brown, this poem honors and celebrates the beauty of being your authentic self. Soothing rhymes and soft illustrations convey the peace of being alone with your thoughts.

This is a gentle introduction to the concept of being an introvert, as well as an invitation for child and grown-up readers alike to observe and imagine their inner world and the world around them. What can you hear when you stay quiet as mud?
Industry Reviews

A softly joyous picture book that traces the experience of preferring noiselessness...emphasizes the child's sense of oneness with the world...Combined, text and art radiate contentment.
—Publishers Weekly



A gently paced ode to the silent and soft-spoken...Yolen has crafted an idyllic safe space for daydreamers, shrinking violets, and selectively mute little ones and a sweetly surreal alternative point of view for everyone else... Mild-mannered mindfulness that leads by example.
—Kirkus

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