Ashley Bryan is one of our best-loved children's book artists. His works include What a Morning!; The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals; and Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum. The Sun Is So Quiet is her first collaboration with Nikki Giovanni, a poet whose work he has admired for many years. Ashley Bryan lives in Islesford, Maine, when he's not traveling around the world.
The Sun Is So Quiet
Nikki Giovanni; Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Quiet . . .
like a quilt on a feather bed . . .
and frost on the window . . .
we write our names knowing . . .
the sun will melt them off
But the sun is so quiet . . .