When I Listen to Silence (Hardcover)

When I Listen to Silence By Jean E. Pendziwol, Carmen Mok (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean E. Pendziwol, Carmen Mok (Illustrator)
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When a child is asked to "Please, be quiet " they sit silent ... and their imagination sweeps them away on a breathtaking journey.

Through the window, the child can hear the trees breathe and watches them sway back and forth as they begin to dance. Then bears join in, accompanied by the child on their drum, making so much noise they wake up a dragon The dragon's smoky breath fills the sky, and the wind forms a knight on a steed that gallops through the stars. The child's adventure continues, as one wonderful flight of fancy leads to the next, from pirates to mermaids to whales, until they find themselves sitting silent once again among the trees.

Jean E. Pendziwol has written a charming story-poem that looks at silence and stillness as an opportunity for the imagination and creativity to flourish. Carmen Mok's magical illustrations flow from one spread to the next like animation, in a palette inspired by vintage printmaking.

Key Text Features



Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781773062549
ISBN-10: 1773062549
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English