Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Listen
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Listen

Listen

By Gabi Snyder

$17.99

Publication Date: June 29, 2021

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

In the tradition of Tomie dePaola’s Quiet and Scott Magoon’s Breathe comes this lyrical, meditative picture book about listening and mindfulness.

BEEP!

WOOF!

VROOM!

Isn’t the world a noisy place?

But what if you

stop, close your eyes,

and LISTEN?

Can you hear each sound?

Can you listen past the noise

and hear the quiet, too?

Beautifully illustrated and poignant, this lovely picture book follows a girl through her school day as she listens to sounds across the city: caws of crows, shouts across the playground, and finally, the quiet beating of her heart and whispered goodnights.

About the Author

Gabi Snyder’s debut picture book, Two Dogs on a Trike, received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, who said it “perfectly captures the rollicking, manic joy of dogs off the leash.” She studied psychology at the University of Washington and creative writing at The University of Texas and is a member of SCBWI. When she’s not writing, she loves taking nature walks, visiting Little Free Libraries, and baking sweet treats. She lives in Oregon with her family. Learn more at GabiSnyder.com.

Stephanie Graegin is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio; Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins; Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon; Peace Is an Offering by Annette LeBox; and Listen by Gabi Snyder. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her at Graegin.com.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: 9781534461895

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