It's So Quiet: A Not-Quite-Going-to-Bed Book (Hardcover)

It's So Quiet: A Not-Quite-Going-to-Bed Book By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tony Fucile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tony Fucile (Illustrator)
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A silly, noisy bedtime book that will have readers squealing, croaking, and laughing along before settling down for a quiet night's sleep!

It's time for bed, but one little mouse just can't get to sleep—it's TOO QUIET! However, the night is actually full of sounds, from the croak of the bullfrog to the howl of a coyote on a distant hill. As the rhythmic symphony of nighttime noises build in this rollicking read-aloud, the mouse starts to wonder whether he wouldn't like a little MORE quiet.

• From the bestselling author of the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series
• Sweet illustrations by renowned artist Tony Fucile
• A hilarious read-aloud perfect for bedtime or story time

Little readers will delight in the humor and interactivity of It's So Quiet—which concludes by encouraging an appreciation of nighttime's soothing quiet.

• Children's books for kids ages 3–5
• Funny, rhyming picture book
• Perfect for kids who love animals and animal noises

About the Author

Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train. She loves cooking, gardening, and old oil paintings. Sherri lives with her photographer husband, two sons, one dog, and one hedgehog in the Chicago area. Find out more about her at

Tony Fucile spent more than twenty years designing and animating characters for Disney and Pixar, working on The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, among others. Tony was born in San Francisco and currently resides nearby with his wife, Stacey, their two kids, Eli and Elinor, and two Chihuahuas, Pedro and Kahlua.

Praise For…

"Onoma-topoetic words add fun to Rinker's rhyming readaloud, while digital illustrations by Fucile offer accurate representations of each sound, as well as of a sweetly irritable child who is eager to get some shut-eye. Younger readers will enjoy the easy repetition, and may even begin to find comfort in real-life quiet."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[T]his tale is a cacophonous triumph on the path to rest. [It's So Quiet] is fantastic story time choice."-School Library Journal

"This uproarious offering, narrated in jaunty rhymes, will evoke lots of laughter. Kids will love repeating the sound effects in loud voices and may be inspired to create their own versions of animal sounds and household squeaks and creaks. The appealing, energetic illustrations, set against mostly dark backgrounds, feature textured, frequently off-kilter lines that add and amplify energy."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Throughout [It's So Quiet], the soft, rhyming text and the illustrations, which are like chalk outlines of the noise-making creatures, highlight the stars of this book, the sounds themselves. Great fun, and a great way to make children aware of the sounds that surround them."-Booklist, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452145440
ISBN-10: 145214544X
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2021
Pages: 56
Language: English