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Ampersand F22 UTP Specials Omnibus WEST/ON/QC/ATL

By (author): Lena Shamshurina
Lena Shamshurina


Annick Press



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book


Juvenile: Grade (CAN) P - 1, Grade (US) P - 1, Reading age 3 - 6
Sep 27, 2022
$24.95 CAD


8.75in x 8.75 x 0.28 in | 270 gr

Page Count:

36 pages
Annick Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Senses & Sensation

A debut picture book that investigates where in the world silence can be found and celebrates the unexpected sounds revealed along the way.

In this beautifully designed high-concept picture book, an unnamed narrator invites readers on a journey to find the secrets held by silence. Whether it’s the echoes in an underground cave, whales singing in the ocean, or even your own stomach gurgling – readers will discover the secret sounds surrounding us, and how even the places where we might expect to find silence are not quiet at all.

As the initial hunt for silence turns into a thoughtful, clever examination of sound and space, this engaging story encourages participation and careful observation of the world around us. Filled with evocative black and white illustration and quirky details that will reward multiple readings, this is a title that will inspire discussion – and makes a great bedtime read aloud too.

  • AWARD-WINNER DEBUT: Lena Shamshurina made a splash winning the “Original Picture Book” category in the XIII International Illustration and Book Design Competition “Image of the Book” (2020) with an unpublished earlier version of the book. Silence is Lena's beautiful debut picture book
  • CLEVER AND ENGAGING: this is a thoughtful, clever exploration of sound and space for fans of Time Is a Flower by Julie Morstad, with the interactive delight of Hervé Tullet’s Press Here
  • THEME APPEAL: books on quiet continue to be a popular category in our stressful pandemic times

Lena Shamshurina is an illustrator & author based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She also works as a narrative designer and writer in game development.

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