In this latest book by Peter Carnavas, we meet Mary, a quiet girl living in a noisy family. Mary thinks quiet thoughts, steps quiet steps and whispers quiet words. She is so quiet that no-one in her family hears her. She decides to be even quieter still, and eventually it is like she has disappeared completely. When her family stops being noisy for a moment and discovers they cannot find her, they begin calling her name and searching the neighbourhood. Finally, when they stop calling and stand still and listen, they hear Mary's tiny, quiet voice singing to the birds under the tree at the end of their street, where she had been all along. They realised it wasn't until they were quiet that they could really hear her. The text is supported by simple illustrations in soft, gentle colours and the use of black and white as Mary fades is beautiful. This book is a celebration of those who are a little introverted and who take the time to stop, look and truly listen to the world around them.