When We Are Quiet
When We Are Quiet

When We Are Quiet

By Stacy Sims, Illustrated by Sharareh Khosravani



14 Pages, 5.5 x 5.5

Formats: Board Book

Board Book, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $9.99)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781936669455

Price: $7.99
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A calming bedtime book that provides simple steps to help families enjoy the silence

Rooted in the City Silence Project's mission of slowing down the world, turning off our digital devices, and turning on our capacity for stillness, wonder, and creativity, this calming board book is sure to help families re-appreciate the gentle quiet and its soothing benefits.


"Swimming Naked by Stacy Sims is a gem. It's funny, intense, sad, thought-provoking. I was hooked on the first page." —Cincinnati Enquirer

"Brutally moving . . . Sims works toward a stunningly beautiful climax while bringing painful pictures into excruciating focus." —Chicago Tribune on Swimming Naked

"An unsentimental, deeply moving testament to the power of love and forgiveness." —The Cleveland Plain-Dealer on Swimming Naked

"This book begins to soothe from the start with beautiful, sing-song, words that flow effortlessly into each other. It is a wonderful reminder to slow down, be quiet, and listen to the world around us." —Lola Snyder, Head of Youth Services, Jackson County Public Library, Seymour, IN

"Every page exudes substantial warmth and tenderness, and a closing list of suggestions offers tips for parents hoping to encourage restful bedtime habits like self-soothing and mindful breathing in their own children." —Publishers Weekly

"Stacy Sims has gifted us with a gentle, rhythmic, rhyming lullaby to slow us down, comfort us into tender moments, and remind us to breathe." —Shawn Dougherty, Montessori teacher, yogi, and peace educator

"The perfect story to calm your body and mind, using the power of silence to slow down, be still and appreciate the gentleness of quiet time . . . A restful night is not far away with this sweet book!" —Regina LaCaruba, diapers-and-daydreams.com

"It is a gorgeous new take on a goodnight book that can help you calm down and relax together." —Chelsea Lee Smith, momentsaday.com

Author Biography

Stacy Sims is a mind/body educator and author. In 2005, Sims piloted the True Body Project, a movement-based trauma-informed curriculum for girls and at-risk youth and adults. She travels internationally to work with trauma survivors and clinical staff and has created in-school, after-school and other curriculum and leadership trainings. This year, she founded City Silence, an international network of mindfulness gatherings. Sharareh Khosravani is an artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. She has illustrated books published in Iran, Korea, Germany, France, and the United States. She has won multiple international prizes for her illustration.