Be Quiet! (Ryan T. Higgins)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins, a hilarious story of three mice trying to make a wordless book, and failing spectacularly.

Rupert the mouse is very excited to finally have a picture book of his own, and he knows exactly what kind of picture book he wants to do: a wordless one. They’re very stylish, you see. They need to have visually stimulating images and, most importantly, no talking. When his friends Nibbs and Thistle stumble upon his plan, they are eager to help in any way they can. In fact, they’re almost TOO helpful. And worst of all, they just won’t stop TALKING! Will Rupert ever be able to create the wordless picture book of his dreams? (No, probably not).

If you enjoyed Higgins’ Mother Bruce, you are in for a treat, because his signature absurdist humor is back with a bang. Using the mischievous mice from Hotel Bruce, this story is filled with the type of ridiculous jokes that little ones adore, and it definitely even had me laughing out loud as well! The art is fantastic, filled with expressive characters and wonderful visual gags. The length is great, and JJ really enjoyed this one, as did I. If you’re in the mood for a good laugh, we can highly recommend this one. Baby Bookworm approved!

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