Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Christmas Quiet Book Cover Drawings

The Christmas Quiet Book is officially coming out in less than a month! Here are some of the original drawings done for the cover, some changed as the cover progressed.

Review are coming in for the book and so far so good (whew!) here is one from Publishers Weekly:

The team that celebrated various kinds of quiet in The Quiet Book revisits that theme with a holiday twist. Underwood again exhibits a flair for selecting evocative scenarios and moods: “Hoping for a snow day quiet” and “knocking with mittens quiet” immediately set a wintry backdrop, while “blown fuse quiet” and “shattered ornament quiet” speak to the more frustrating moments of holiday prep. Watching the furry animals in Liwska’s subtly hued pencil drawings participate in a Christmas pageant, make gingerbread houses, and listen for sleigh bells adds to a sense of gentle anticipation. Reverence for the quieter aspects of the season is indeed a gift. Ages 4–8. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Sept.)


Veronica Kosowski said...

I'm so excited for this book to be released! I loved both the Quiet Book and the Loud Book, and am greatly looking forward to seeing what's in store for your lovely creatures for Christmas. Thanks for sharing these drawings.

Mariya Olshevska said...

Looks beautiful!

Tanya said...

I have seen an advance copy of TCQB and it is brilliant!! Not only have you and Deborah created an immediate classic, but you have expanded the wonderful theme beautifully over three books! TCQB will be THE gift book to give this holiday season!

Renata said...


I hope you enjoy The Christmas Quiet Book too Veronica.

Hi Tanya, it's great to hear feedback about the book!