The Sun Is So Quiet
Author: 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 . . .
that we don't care
—from Connie by Nikki Giovanni
The quiet and noisy, wintery and sometimes sunny poems in The Sun Is So Quiet will always make you smile. Nikki Giovanni describes riding rainbows, tiptoeing through strawberry patches, licking chocolaty fingers, snuggling under covers, and many other wonderful childhood moments. Ashley Bryan's warmest, most colorful illustrations make each page look like a bright, beaming smile.
Together, they have created a collection that you can linger over like a peppermint candy cane or enjoy as quickly as a snowflake melts on your nose.
In The News
“The bold, fluid lines of the gouache and tempera compositions make for a particularly eye-catching volume, just right for reeling in the read-aloud crowd and introducing them to the joys of poetry.” —Publishers Weekly
“Simple poems by the famous poet Nikki Giovanni are paired beautifully with colorful drawings that will pull the young reader into their magic. . . . A lovely first book of poems.” —Children's Literature
“The brilliant yellows, the vibrant patchwork quilts, and the shapeshifting snowflakes provide a visual feast.” —School Library Journal