Back of Book:
Whenever the yelling in his house starts, Quinn runs to a special hiding place. There he becomes captain of the Quiet Ship, where he can get far, far away from the yelling that hurts his ears and makes him feel scared. But one day the Quiet Ship is broken and Quinn needs a new plan, one that requires him to be brave. A thoughtful treatment of a difficult topic, this story is for any child who faces fighting in the home.
I received a copy of this picture book from author Hallee Adelman in exchange for an honest review.
My Quiet Ship is a touching tale about how a young boy finds safety in the middle of his parents fighting. He goes into his quiet place where he is the captain of his environment. I feel like this is a story that is very needed in today’s kid lit selections. The premise of this story is based on how children can use their imagination as a true coping mechanism. Quinn escapes his parent’s argument by going to his quiet place. I love that Hallee wrote a story that can help adults understand how children feel when their parents begin to fight. The illustrations are full of color and depth. This heartfelt story is a must addition to all classroom and counselor libraries.
Ages 5 and up