Woo hoo! It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday!
And in my continuing quest for laughs this week, I’ve got a fun one to share! 🙂
Title: Be Quiet
Written & Illustrated By: Ryan T. Higgins
Disney-Hyperion, April 2017, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 5-6
Opening: “FINALLY! I get my very own book to star in. This is going to be great!
I’m going to make it a wordless book. They are very artistic.
This book will have NO WORDS at all. Starting…NOW.”
Brief Synopsis: Rupert the mouse is thrilled at the prospect of creating his very own book! It will be wordless, because wordless books are so artistic. But his chatty little friends, Thistle and Nibbs, show up and suddenly a wordless picture book seems way more difficult…and Rupert ends up just as guilty as his friends!
Links To Resources: draw your own wordless picture book; play Cat ‘n’ Mouse (hide ‘n’ seek) and practice being as quiet as a mouse so the cat doesn’t find you!
Why I Like This Book: I like this book because it’s just flat out funny 🙂 and sometimes that’s just what young readers (and grown-up ones 🙂 ) need! Poor Rupert has a plan (which even he has a little trouble with 🙂 ) to star in a wordless picture book… but his friends,Thistle and Nibbs, intending only to be helpful, foil him at every turn and send Rupert into a frenzy until he’s hopping up and down, anything but wordless! Thistle and Nibbs are delightfully oblivious in their wish to help out, and young readers will get a kick out of watching the steam of outrage build and build in Rupert until the inevitable explosion. Like all of Ryan T. Higgins’s books, this one is sure to make you laugh out loud!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂
10 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Be Quiet!”
What a great cover that draws you immediately to this humorous story. I bet it has some real life applications too. Like Ryan Higgin’s books.
I love the way the wordless book is sabotaged! how fun… and yet so true to life.
Oh, those mice are drawn with such appeal! And how can you go wrong when a picture book character pulls out a chainsaw?
Higgins has come up with many winning characters, including these mice. His story lines are quite funny, too. Another winner!
Oh, this is adorable. And how funny…my PPBF is about a mouse also!
Have a beautiful weekend, dear Susanna!
This looks hilarious! Thanks for the lead on another must-have for my shelves.
This is such a good book! We’ve read it many times. Good choice.
This one has been on my Staff-Picks shelf for months!!!
Oh this is so hilarious. Got to look for this Picture Book.