The Sun Is So Quiet by Nikki Giovanni

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"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
we smile"

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.

About Nikki Giovanni

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Nikki Giovanni is one of our best-known and best-loved African American poets. She is the author of Rosa, which won the Coretta Scott King Award and a Caldecott Honor, as well as many other books for children and adults. She teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. nikki-giovanni.comAshley 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. This is her first collaboratino with Nikki Giovanni, a poet whose work he has admired for many years. Ashley Bryan lives in Islesford, Maine.
Published October 15, 1996 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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