Category: Academic Wings
Author/Illustrator: KC Snider
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616334376; 1616334371
Paperback ISBN: 9781616334383; 161633438X
eBook ISBN: 9781616334390; 1616334398

Share the most inspiring clear blue lake in the world with a golden mantled ground squirrel as he meets animal friends and explores the wonders of Crater Lake National Park. From Rim Village, Wizard Island, to boat rides around the lake, past Phantom Ship, fishing with kids, and more, the ground squirrel leads you on a wordless journey where you can interpret the story.

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"Silence is a perfect name for this delightful book by award winning artist, KC Snider. Her remarkable vibrant art is beautifully displayed on each page as an adorable golden mantled ground squirrel quietly visits scenic areas in Crater Lake National Park. There are no words, only pictures that tell the story as the little creature makes its way around the lake, rides on two boats, interacts with children, adults and other creatures, tastes, samples and explores the many things the park has to offer. Each illustration is a detailed and precious work of art set in spectacular surroundings. Children and adults of any age can enjoy this art filled book while using their own imaginations to discover the story. KC has once again proven her tremendous artistic ability in another release from Guardian Angel Publishing."~ author, Connie Arnold

"Silence by K.C. Snider is an incredible illustrated book without words providing the glorious opportunity to change the story each time. Anything but silent is this featured golden-mantled ground squirrel picture book. K.C. Snider brings to life the day-to-day adventures through her magnificent illustrations, making the reader fully immersed in the story, and often times feeling as if they are part of the story. The illustrations are completed with such precision they often look like flawless photographs. Enjoy the journey of storytelling of what happens next, for each sit down will be different from the last. Your child’s and your own imagination will abound with endless possibilities.
K.C. Snider resides in Redmond, Oregon with her husband and with the backdrop of the Oregon Cascade Mountains it’s no wonder the beauty of Snider’s artwork spill from the pages."~ Donna McDine

"The picture book, Silence, beautifully illustrated by K.C. Snider, is a completely wordless book. The lifelike artwork -- nearly photographic -- takes us a through a year in the life of a golden manteled ground squirrel. We follow him through his daily life and adventures at Crater Lake National Park. Having been to Crater Lake in the early hours of dawn, I believe the choice of Silence for a title, is most certainly appropriate. The natural beauty of Crater Lake makes you want to hold your breath and not breathe a word. Wordless books are perfect for pre-readers. They can enjoy the beauty of the illustrations and not be distracted by the printed word. Children are free to put in their own interpretation, in their own words....
K.C. Snider, an honors graduate from the School of Art in Eugene, Oregon, spent two years creating the artwork for this book.  Ms. Snider is an award-winning illustrator of over forty children's books. Her Western Fine Art has won prestigious art awards and her illustrations for children's books have also won numerous literary awards. This is her first "solo" book--entirely written and illustrated--wholly created by Ms. Snider.  Everyone would enjoy this book and could create their own word story while appreciating the amazing artwork." ~Reviewed by: Penelope Anne Cole, Award Winning Author of Magical Matthew and Magical Mea