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Orca SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) RESPECT through July 2023

Quiet, Please!
By (author): Russ Willms
Russ Willms


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards
Hardcover , Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
Apr 12, 2022
$21.95 CAD


10.75in x 7.75 x 0.44 in | 360 gr

Page Count:

32 pages


22 Colour illustrations
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Giraffes
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Humorous stories|Children’s picture books|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Siblings|Interest age: from c 3 years
  • Short Description
In this delightful picture book, a young giraffe is desperate to find a quiet place to read where his noisy brothers and sisters won’t find him.


Junior the giraffe is just looking for a nice quiet place to read his book.

But there is one problem (actually, five problems): Junior’s brothers and sisters are the noisiest giraffes in the jungle! Whether it’s band practice, family singalongs or just really loud burping, Junior can’t escape the noise of his sonorous siblings! In an act of desperation, he finally discovers the one thing that will keep them quiet: reading his book out loud.

Written and illustrated by award-winning author Russ Willms, Quiet, Please! is sure to become a favorite of any young bibliophile who enjoys a good book and a peaceful place to read it.

Key Selling Points

  • Quiet, Please! is the perfect book for Mo Willems fans.
  • Jokes about burps and farts will induce giggles from readers of all ages.
  • Russ Willms is also the author and illustrator of Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees, published in 2020 to rave reviews.
  • The author is well-known for his career in magazine and ad design, and his work has been featured in hundreds of magazines, books and ad campaigns around the world.

Russ Willms has always had a passion for art and fun. His work as an illustrator has been featured in hundreds of magazines, books and ad campaigns throughout the world. He is the author and illustrator of Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees and Who Will Pull Santa's Sleigh? He is also the illustrator of the Mr. Christie's Book Award Gold–winning and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Brewster Rooster. Russ lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion
  • Outreach in Orca newsletters

“A funny little story...will captivate a variety of audiences. Willms’ carefree, whimsical...skill shines through in his ability to make six would-be identical giraffes become distinctively different with both obvious and subtle details. Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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