The Silence Slips In by Alison Hughes
Illustrated by: Ninon Pelletier
Publisher: Orca Books Publishers
Publish Date: March 5, 2019
Thanks to NetGalley and Orca Books Publishers for the ebook ARC of The Silence Slips In by Alison Hughes and illustrated by Ninon Pelletier in exchange for an honest review.
When the party’s over and the baby finally falls asleep, when the dog is all barked our and the screens are dark, the Silence pads in on soft, furry feet. A warm, comforting presence, the Silence curls up in a sun-beam like a cuddly cat and helps you read, think and be still. The Silence is friends with the Dark. Together they soothe the jagged edges left when the Noise has rolled on and gently launch the boats of your dreams into the night. When the day becomes overwhelming, and your feelings become too big, the Silence slips in.
I give this book a rating of 3 stars. I read it to my 4 year old daughter at bedtime. I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. I kind of found it a little weird. i really did enjoy the colourful pictures though. I found it kind of scary, even the little girl that is drawn has solid black eyes, no pupils. A bit creepy for a young child.