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Emile is not shy—he is quiet. Emile may seem timid and shy on the outside, but on the inside he is bustling with imagination. While grownups and even other kids may see Emile as the shy kid who doesn’t raise his hand in class, we know that Emile is actually a high-seas adventurer, a daring explorer, and a friend to wild beasts. This story honors and encourages the beauty Emile is not shy—he is quiet. Emile may seem timid and shy on the outside, but on the inside he is bustling with imagination. While grownups and even other kids may see Emile as the shy kid who doesn’t raise his hand in class, we know that Emile is actually a high-seas adventurer, a daring explorer, and a friend to wild beasts. This story honors and encourages the beauty of knowing ourselves for exactly who we are. Emile’s world shows us that the mind of a quiet child can be as rich, expansive, and bold as that of any other (more extroverted) child.


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Emile is not shy—he is quiet. Emile may seem timid and shy on the outside, but on the inside he is bustling with imagination. While grownups and even other kids may see Emile as the shy kid who doesn’t raise his hand in class, we know that Emile is actually a high-seas adventurer, a daring explorer, and a friend to wild beasts. This story honors and encourages the beauty Emile is not shy—he is quiet. Emile may seem timid and shy on the outside, but on the inside he is bustling with imagination. While grownups and even other kids may see Emile as the shy kid who doesn’t raise his hand in class, we know that Emile is actually a high-seas adventurer, a daring explorer, and a friend to wild beasts. This story honors and encourages the beauty of knowing ourselves for exactly who we are. Emile’s world shows us that the mind of a quiet child can be as rich, expansive, and bold as that of any other (more extroverted) child.

30 review for I Am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chantel

    In reading books that are intended for children I am reminded of the beauty of words. One can say so much & have words carry immense weight, without needing every letter in the alphabet to align to do so. How refreshing & hopeful one is left feeling coming across a book such as this wherein the innermost child of many can be seen wandering amongst the pages. I am quiet & so is Emile, the main character of this poetic story that follows him in detailing why he does not feel pressured to speak as o In reading books that are intended for children I am reminded of the beauty of words. One can say so much & have words carry immense weight, without needing every letter in the alphabet to align to do so. How refreshing & hopeful one is left feeling coming across a book such as this wherein the innermost child of many can be seen wandering amongst the pages. I am quiet & so is Emile, the main character of this poetic story that follows him in detailing why he does not feel pressured to speak as others do. I do not need to write an essay formatted rationale of why it is important & valuable to have stories reflect the voices of every individual. Should you have ever found yourself humbled by the recognition that an author’s words have granted you, you have felt as I have upon reading this story. In his life, Emile wanders silently. He is not shy, he is not unsure or confused, he is simply quiet. He has parents who reassure him that the way he lives his life is perfectly OK & that he does not need to be as others are; he is enough in all the ways which make him who he is. Emile tells the reader about all the adventures he experiences in his silence; he voyages across the vast expanse of the universe & meets entities unknown. So too does he become acquainted with many of those who are overlooked by the rapidity of speech; the quiet footsteps that Emile takes allow him to meet the creatures that inhabit our world alongside us in intimate ways. Powers has made Emile a real representation of many of us & as a parent with a child who is quiet, & as a grown person who is so themselves, it is a welcome story we read through the peaceful transitions of happiness, hopefulness, love & wonder that Emile experiences in this short poetic book. Should you be seeking to reinforce the validity which is needed to those amongst us who are still growing, to confirm that it is OK to say nothing at all; that the way we communicate does not need to be in words but, with our presence & support & our diligence with showcasing love — this book is one you should invest in reading. The phenomenally painted illustrations highlight the depth which the prose seeks to emit. I am simply astounded by every piece of this book. Thank you to NetGalley, Shambhala Publications, Inc & Andie Powers for the free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Morris

    If I had a dollar for every time someone called me shy or told me to come out of my shell, I would have an entire floor of my house that was nothing but books. This is perfect for the quiet child (or adult). It really helps us introverts feel understood and would make a wonderful gift. This unbiased review is based on a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Medeia Sharif

    As a misunderstood introvert, I related to this book. Through the protagonist, Emile, the story draws the distinction between being quiet and being shy. They are so not the same thing! It also shows the rich inner world introverts can possess and how they interact with other people in their own way. There were examples of how those around them make assumptions about their quietness. I read this via NetGalley, courtesy of the publisher.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Michelle

    For every child that loves the quiet and loves exploration on their own, this book is for them. I wish I had had this book when I was a child - I was that odd duck that would rather be alone, reading, inside [though when I was outside, I was content to explore on my own] and dreaming my dreams and loving the stories my imagination could bring. I was not a shy child by any stretch of the imagination, though I was told that often enough [sensitivity and being an introvert are not being shy], but I For every child that loves the quiet and loves exploration on their own, this book is for them. I wish I had had this book when I was a child - I was that odd duck that would rather be alone, reading, inside [though when I was outside, I was content to explore on my own] and dreaming my dreams and loving the stories my imagination could bring. I was not a shy child by any stretch of the imagination, though I was told that often enough [sensitivity and being an introvert are not being shy], but I didn't just love people and their intrusion [something that moved into adulthood and that I still treasure]. This is a perfect book to explain why an introvert is the way they are and how they treasure quiet and their own adventures and is perfect for those experiencing it. I loved this book and its beautiful story and illustrations and will be recommending it highly. Well done!! Thank you to NetGalley, Andie Powers, Betsy Petersen [Illustrator], and Shambhala Publications Inc/Bala Kids for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Christian

    A wonderful look inside the mind of a child’s mind in bloom, and a reminder that quiet is different from shy, and that it’s okay for children to be just who they are. The illustrations are charming and playful with just enough whimsy to capture the adventure and beauty of a child’s imagination.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Peacegal

    Great idea for a book! There is nothing wrong with being quiet and an introvert.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    For the kid who prefers to read alone during recess or the kid who spends hours in the backyard, silently exploring. It's for the kid who is not shy, but quiet. Strength can be quiet. For the kid who prefers to read alone during recess or the kid who spends hours in the backyard, silently exploring. It's for the kid who is not shy, but quiet. Strength can be quiet.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mortisha Cassavetes

    What a wonderful picture book about a child who is not shy but is quiet and the story tells you how they are so very different. Colorful illustrations make this a definite read for kids of all ages. I highly recommend it. Thanks so much to #Edelweiss for the advanced reader copy. I loved it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Leigh

    Thank you to the publisher for the e-ARC of this picture book. I think this book does a great job reinforcing the idea that there is a difference between being shy and being introverted. It's a great reminder for many adults, and even better validation for little introverts. Thank you to the publisher for the e-ARC of this picture book. I think this book does a great job reinforcing the idea that there is a difference between being shy and being introverted. It's a great reminder for many adults, and even better validation for little introverts.

  10. 4 out of 5

    The Colorful Muse

    Emile gets it from grown-ups all the time: 𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘺. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯. But Emile is not shy, he is just quiet. Inside he is bursting with imagination and curiosity. Outside he is quiet. He’s not like other kids who raise their hands, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know the answer. He’s not like other kids running around the playground, but that doesn’t mean he’s not having fun or fun to be around. 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁. 𝗔𝗻𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁. 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁. 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁 Emile gets it from grown-ups all the time: 𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘺. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯. But Emile is not shy, he is just quiet. Inside he is bursting with imagination and curiosity. Outside he is quiet. He’s not like other kids who raise their hands, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know the answer. He’s not like other kids running around the playground, but that doesn’t mean he’s not having fun or fun to be around. 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁. 𝗔𝗻𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁. 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁. 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁. I knew from the opening lines, I would enjoy this book because it’s a self-reflection of myself too, as an introverted child turn introverted adult! People are far too soon to categorize things to help them make meaning of the world and to form generalized assumptions, to try to change people who are seemingly different or think something is wrong with them. I love this book for setting the record straight!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Autumn (Triquetra Reviews)

    A big thank you to the publisher for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! I'm always so thankful to have these opportunities! Today we have a book that has a 4 triquetra rating of "I really liked it." I truly love this story, as someone who was a quiet child and a preferred introvert. I can be extroverted when social norms demand it, but I'm much happier when left to my own devices. Emile is a quiet child who has a rich inner landscape and imagination, which are often A big thank you to the publisher for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! I'm always so thankful to have these opportunities! Today we have a book that has a 4 triquetra rating of "I really liked it." I truly love this story, as someone who was a quiet child and a preferred introvert. I can be extroverted when social norms demand it, but I'm much happier when left to my own devices. Emile is a quiet child who has a rich inner landscape and imagination, which are often overlooked in favor of chatty, extroverted behaviors. Emile likes to pretend, and imagine, and notice the small things that you often miss when buzzing around and being super active. There is nothing wrong with being extroverted, but often being introverted is overlooked, or frowned upon as being anti-social, or quiet, or rude even. Being introverted is none of these things and this story honors that fully. I really loved it. This story is perfect for parents of little ones who are introverted, for adults who need a story that honors their inner child, or anyone who wants to get a look at how the "other side" interacts with with world.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Storywraps

    There is a difference between being shy and just being quiet. Emile is quiet and many mistake his quietness for shyness. People in his world view him as reserved and timid but if they could laser into his mind they would see that this little guy is an imaginative extravert! The reader gets an inside look at a very creative, high-energy and inventive boy. He loves high-sea adventures, exploration and befriending wild beasts! Who knew? His calm quiet demeanour is misread and mistakenly so. "I Am Q There is a difference between being shy and just being quiet. Emile is quiet and many mistake his quietness for shyness. People in his world view him as reserved and timid but if they could laser into his mind they would see that this little guy is an imaginative extravert! The reader gets an inside look at a very creative, high-energy and inventive boy. He loves high-sea adventures, exploration and befriending wild beasts! Who knew? His calm quiet demeanour is misread and mistakenly so. "I Am Quiet" is a celebration of being exactly who you are with no apologies or having to prove who you are to others. Emile is a lovely testament to those around him that a quiet child can be strong, brave and engage in many fun and imaginative adventures if he chooses to do so. The fun illustrations enhance the message of the book and I would recommend this book be included in a classroom and school library. The book is charming, entertaining and offers a very positive message to the reader.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Daniele Kasper

    Introverts rejoice, here is a story just for you. Powers has crafted a tale celebrating the quiet, shy person inside of us. Many children are shy and quiet. When they are not outgoing or social butterflies, adults can often worry or think that something is wrong. Sometimes children can wonder themselves about why they are different from other kids. But it is okay to be quiet and there is nothing wrong with it. It is a tale about embracing your inner odd duck, your own unique way of experiencing Introverts rejoice, here is a story just for you. Powers has crafted a tale celebrating the quiet, shy person inside of us. Many children are shy and quiet. When they are not outgoing or social butterflies, adults can often worry or think that something is wrong. Sometimes children can wonder themselves about why they are different from other kids. But it is okay to be quiet and there is nothing wrong with it. It is a tale about embracing your inner odd duck, your own unique way of experiencing the world, and being okay with being on your own. It teaches us that quiet is okay, and that quiet is its own kind of strength. The main character might be quiet on the outside, but on the inside, his imagination is loud and wild and vivid. He is curious and is able to see the world differently than those of us who are non-stop busy. It is a good reminder to slow down and take your time to enjoy the world around you. Beautifully illustrated, this book is a wonderful homage to the quiet ones.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Leighton

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! I Am Quiet by Andie Powers is a wonderful children's picture book that teaches children that it's okay to be quiet. The story revolves around Emile, a young boy who is called shy and told to come out of his shell by those around him. But what the people around him don't know is that he has a rich imagination on the inside, even if it doesn't show on the outside. Overall, I Am Quiet is a children's picture book Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! I Am Quiet by Andie Powers is a wonderful children's picture book that teaches children that it's okay to be quiet. The story revolves around Emile, a young boy who is called shy and told to come out of his shell by those around him. But what the people around him don't know is that he has a rich imagination on the inside, even if it doesn't show on the outside. Overall, I Am Quiet is a children's picture book with a message that all children need to hear. Many children are introverted, but the world continues to reward extroverts and say that there is something wrong with introverts. As an introvert myself, I would have appreciated reading this book when I was a child. I can see this book being taught in classooms everywhere. If you're intrigued by the description, I highly recommend that you check out this book when it comes out in April!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Hailey Hconroybooks

    This is a beautiful story about a child named Emile who is quiet, and that’s ok. Throughout the book, grownups comment on how shy or quiet Emile is, but he knows that he contains multitudes on the inside. The reader is taken through pages of beautiful pictures depicting Emile’s rich imagination and creativity. I was a hardcore introvert for half my life, and when I was 4 I remember eating lunch when the daycare lady told a new boy that he could, “sit next to Hailey and eat lunch, but she’s shy a This is a beautiful story about a child named Emile who is quiet, and that’s ok. Throughout the book, grownups comment on how shy or quiet Emile is, but he knows that he contains multitudes on the inside. The reader is taken through pages of beautiful pictures depicting Emile’s rich imagination and creativity. I was a hardcore introvert for half my life, and when I was 4 I remember eating lunch when the daycare lady told a new boy that he could, “sit next to Hailey and eat lunch, but she’s shy and probably won’t say anything.” 35 years later and I still remember the sting I felt eating my PBJ in silence and feeling dismissed and utterly humiliated. Reading this book to my twin 4 year old daughters, I was able to have a candid conversation with them about how it’s ok to be quiet. Very thankful that books like this exist 💗. Thank you to NetGalley, Andie Powers and Shambhala Publications, Inc. for this digital ARC.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Linda Gill

    Emile is a child who says he is not shy but quiet…quiet on the outside but not on the inside. His imagination vividly rolls through scenes of being a valiant knight, a daring ship captain, an astronaut. His outward self (although not shy) is revealed while he works and plays with the furry friends in the yard. Emile shares how his quiet ways allow him to listen, to hear, and to see things that most of us miss while we are loud and busy on both the inside and outside! I wish this book had been aro Emile is a child who says he is not shy but quiet…quiet on the outside but not on the inside. His imagination vividly rolls through scenes of being a valiant knight, a daring ship captain, an astronaut. His outward self (although not shy) is revealed while he works and plays with the furry friends in the yard. Emile shares how his quiet ways allow him to listen, to hear, and to see things that most of us miss while we are loud and busy on both the inside and outside! I wish this book had been around when I was a child because I, too, was QUIET. Everyone called me “shy,” but I wonder. This is a special book reminding all readers of the beautiful person on the inside (as well as the outside) of those who are quiet. The final page of the book is about the reality of the quiet, yet not shy, child. The author knows this subject and this type of child well. A much needed and fine children’s book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Fischer

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review I Am Quiet by Andie Powers. I Am Quiet is the story of an introvert named Emile. Emile's quiet nature is often mistaken for shyness and adults often push him to "come out of his shell" and be more talkative. What they don't understand is that Emile is brave, bold, and adventurous in his own way. The illustrations do an excellent job of portraying what's going on beneath the surface as well as how those things are only visible Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review I Am Quiet by Andie Powers. I Am Quiet is the story of an introvert named Emile. Emile's quiet nature is often mistaken for shyness and adults often push him to "come out of his shell" and be more talkative. What they don't understand is that Emile is brave, bold, and adventurous in his own way. The illustrations do an excellent job of portraying what's going on beneath the surface as well as how those things are only visible to those that really know and care to look for them. I Am Quiet is a great book for introverts of all ages as well as parents, caregivers, and teachers that have introverts in their life. This book is a great reminder that we are all unique in our own ways and we shouldn't push people to change just because we don't understand their uniqueness.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kerri

    This book was spectacular. It discusses talks about what a child who is introverted may feel on the inside and how they might express themselves on the outside. It has the potential to make a child who is quiet/introverted felt seen. Additionally, it may help other children understand a personality type that is not like theirs a little better. Things I loved about this book: - The writing was on point - The artwork was beautiful - It was beautifully put together - It has an overall positive mess This book was spectacular. It discusses talks about what a child who is introverted may feel on the inside and how they might express themselves on the outside. It has the potential to make a child who is quiet/introverted felt seen. Additionally, it may help other children understand a personality type that is not like theirs a little better. Things I loved about this book: - The writing was on point - The artwork was beautiful - It was beautifully put together - It has an overall positive message After reading this book with my children (ages 4 and 6), it opened up some questions and helped explain the difference between introverted and extroverted personality types. We loved it! I won this book in a giveaway.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    “Emile is not shy — he is quiet.” . . We follow Emile, who is looked at as shy and timid because he is always so quiet. What others don’t understand is that being quiet doesn’t always mean those things, and inside he is full of imagination. Once again this is a story that I am glad that kids have now. It can help kids who are like this know that nothing is wrong with it. That they can be exactly who they are and be just as amazing as extroverted children. I do believe that this would be good for in “Emile is not shy — he is quiet.” . . We follow Emile, who is looked at as shy and timid because he is always so quiet. What others don’t understand is that being quiet doesn’t always mean those things, and inside he is full of imagination. Once again this is a story that I am glad that kids have now. It can help kids who are like this know that nothing is wrong with it. That they can be exactly who they are and be just as amazing as extroverted children. I do believe that this would be good for introverted and extroverted individuals. Thank you to Edelweiss for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    I Am Quiet is a delightful story about Emile (based on the author’s daughter), a very creative boy with a lively imagination. He sees worlds underground and in the sky. He speaks to animals but not always to people. But when a neighbor tells him that he’ll come out of his shell, his mother answers that when you listen to a shell, you can hear the ocean sing. I love that! This is a beautiful book for quiet children everywhere. After all, as Emile says “Answers can be quiet…Strength can be quiet…F I Am Quiet is a delightful story about Emile (based on the author’s daughter), a very creative boy with a lively imagination. He sees worlds underground and in the sky. He speaks to animals but not always to people. But when a neighbor tells him that he’ll come out of his shell, his mother answers that when you listen to a shell, you can hear the ocean sing. I love that! This is a beautiful book for quiet children everywhere. After all, as Emile says “Answers can be quiet…Strength can be quiet…Friendship can be quiet.” 5 stars. Thank you to NetGalley, Andie Powers and Shambhala Publications, Inc. for this ARC.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    I received an electronic ARC from Shambhala Publications, Inc through NetGalley. I love how Powers makes a clear distinction between being shy and being quiet. Too often, we don't acknowledge that a child prefers quiet and that is okay. The book is told from Emile's perspective so readers see Emile's world both inside and out. The world inside is full of color and vividly imagined activities. Emile's outside world involves studying life and being fine with quietly observing. Perfect book for reade I received an electronic ARC from Shambhala Publications, Inc through NetGalley. I love how Powers makes a clear distinction between being shy and being quiet. Too often, we don't acknowledge that a child prefers quiet and that is okay. The book is told from Emile's perspective so readers see Emile's world both inside and out. The world inside is full of color and vividly imagined activities. Emile's outside world involves studying life and being fine with quietly observing. Perfect book for readers to explore how they compare and contrast with Emile and make connections to cherishing quiet times.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    Thank you #NetGalley and Shambhala Publications, Inc for the arc of 'I Am Quiet'. A simple, sweet story of a young boy, Emile, whose introversion causes others to assume he is shy. However, Emile makes the important distinction that he is quiet, not shy. The illustrations are essential in showing Emile's rich inner life, full of imaginative worlds and deeper awareness of the details around him. In this way, the illustrations (silent, by nature) reify the quiet yet expressive experience and offer Thank you #NetGalley and Shambhala Publications, Inc for the arc of 'I Am Quiet'. A simple, sweet story of a young boy, Emile, whose introversion causes others to assume he is shy. However, Emile makes the important distinction that he is quiet, not shy. The illustrations are essential in showing Emile's rich inner life, full of imaginative worlds and deeper awareness of the details around him. In this way, the illustrations (silent, by nature) reify the quiet yet expressive experience and offer young readers an opportunity to perhaps experience a new perspective or see their own reflected.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Amie

    I Am Quiet by Andie Powers is a fantastic book that celebrates introverted people's abundant imaginations and mindfulness that they bring to the world. This is an excellent book for teachers to keep in their 'Back to School" library selections to bring awareness, appreciation, and acceptance to the quiet children. The simple text is accompanied by bold and colorful illustrations. Highly recommended! Advanced copy gifted by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I Am Quiet by Andie Powers is a fantastic book that celebrates introverted people's abundant imaginations and mindfulness that they bring to the world. This is an excellent book for teachers to keep in their 'Back to School" library selections to bring awareness, appreciation, and acceptance to the quiet children. The simple text is accompanied by bold and colorful illustrations. Highly recommended! Advanced copy gifted by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    I absolutely loved I Am Quiet by Andie Powers! I Am Quiet teaches kids that it’s ok to be quiet and that there is nothing wrong with it. I like how the author explained how being quiet is ok and that you don’t have to be forced to talk if you don’t want to. I highly recommend this book and believe it would be a perfect read for any type of story time. Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book. My review is also on Goodreads.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I was gifted a copy of this book from @netgalley and Shambhala Publications in exchange for an honest review. This book is available April 12, 2022. ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐ What a great book for those students that are shy and unsure of themselves. I think this book would be a great conversation starter for a primary classroom.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Emilee (emileereadsbooks)

    Thanks to Netgalley and Shambhala Publications, Inc., Bala Kids for a free digital copy. As a former quiet child, I totally relate to this book. It celebrates children who maybe mislabeled as adults as "shy" when they are really just living their own vibrant reality in their head. Adults need to read this book to help understand quiet children. Thanks to Netgalley and Shambhala Publications, Inc., Bala Kids for a free digital copy. As a former quiet child, I totally relate to this book. It celebrates children who maybe mislabeled as adults as "shy" when they are really just living their own vibrant reality in their head. Adults need to read this book to help understand quiet children.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tabrizia

    Thank you NetGalley and Penguin Random House for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. A great story that promotes the positivity of introversion and the greatest things can come of things that are the most quiet.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This is a wonderful picture book about a quiet child named Emile. Throughout the book, adults are commenting on how shy Emile is an introvert and this book shows his rich imagination. The illustrations are beautiful and the message is powerful.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alisa

    Nice story about a child's inner life that doesn't match her outer life. Nice story about a child's inner life that doesn't match her outer life.

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