Sunday, March 10, 2013

solsc: quiet. LOUD! 10/31


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My girls have hundreds of books.  Okay, I do not know exactly how many books they/we/I have, but I do know it's a lot.  We have a lot of books.  I tell my husband they must just multiply because there are always new books.

Books upstairs.  Books downstairs.  Books on the shelf.   Books in the kitchen.  Books in the bathroom.  Books in the bedroom.  Books from the library.   Books in a basket.   Books on the floor.

And books I forgot all about . . .

It's always fun to find a book that we haven't read in awhile.  Most recently, we found two favorite books in our house by Deborah Underwood and adorably illustrated by Renata Liwska.


The Quiet Book          The Loud Book!


Such lovely books expressing the variations of quiet (shhhh!) and LOUD (BANG! BANG! BANG!).

Here is the quiet and LOUD version from our house:


our quiet story
     kisses on the nose quiet
          snuggling into momma quiet
               playing with my baby doll quiet
                    reading a book together on the couch quiet
                         wishing you sweet dreams at bed time quiet



OUR LOUD STORY
     LAUGHING AT YOUR SISTER LOUD
          SINGING AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS LOUD
               CRYING WHEN YOU OUCH! BONK YOUR HEAD LOUD
                    STOMP-ING-YOUR-FEET-A-ROUND-THE-KIT-CHEN-LOUD
                         IN THE EARLY MORNING "MOMMA, IS IT TIME TO WAKE UP?" LOUD


Do you have any favorite quiet or LOUD moments?

14 comments:

  1. This is great, Michelle! Thanks for sharing these books, which I haven't seen before, and your own family's quiet and loud moments. It makes me nostalgic for when my kids were little.

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  2. Michelle,
    Thanks for these new book recommendations! Will look them up!
    My favorite quiet moments are before anyone else is up or after everyone's gone to sleep! When this happens, I am reading, slicing or enjoying a cup of coffee!

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  3. We have quiet and loud moments and also, multiplying books. My daughters are in high school and they still love to go back and read some of the early reader books. Some of our giggliest moments have come from Morris and Boris when we have read them recently.

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  4. Yes Michelle like you I love the LOUD of when my family is all together catching up and reaffirming why we love one another... and I love the quiet of the early morning when the sun is peeking out willing me to spend time with it! You always make me think . . . thanks ;-)

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  5. LOOOVE this! Your poems always feel so right. These books would be awesome mentor texts for any age level to create their own Quiet and Loud poems or books. Very cool, Michelle. :)

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  6. Michelle, I hadn't heard of these books--now you know we have to find them at the library. I have the same quiet and LOUD moments at our house--even our pet parakeets join in with their quiet little chirps or LOUD squawks!

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  7. I think you could probably start your own library, and what fun that would be. I can see the girls searching for "just the right book to read" - quiet. and "when they want your attention: LOUD. I love the pictures that you created with your quiets and louds. Hugs to you & the girls. Love ya M

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  8. Sounds like your house is just like mine! (And just the way I think houses should be- can't imagine a house without lots of books)! Quiet and loud moments. Hmm. Quiet- in the morning when I'm the only one up, having my coffee and writing. Loud- used to be every weekend, when the boys had people over to watch movies or write music. I miss that loud!

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  9. These are just the books for a set of young twins I know - and their parents will appreciate them!

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  10. Our Music teacher has been collecting read aloud books in her classroom. I know these are two of her favorite books. She shared both of them with me at the beginning of the school year.
    Your home provides wonderful examples to craft following the mentor text.
    For today:
    I love - drinking tea and reading quiet - and - PRETENDING TO BE A SUPERSTAR LOUD - in my home.

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  11. You and your girls deserve a sound round of applause!

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  12. You and your girls deserve a sound round of applause!

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  13. Love it! This reminds me of a moment when my friend and her son were visiting and she told him to use his "inside feet" as a means of telling him not to stomp. I guess it hadn't occurred to me all the kinds of loud and quiet young kids can create.

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  14. sweet books for sweet girls Michelle. I love the quiet moment when I'm lying in the bed with a grandchild, reading 'one more story'. I do, & she's quiet, & sometimes whispers, read it again Grandma. That's the good part! Thanks for the lists-beautiful!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.