...about this awesome contest! I heard about it in this really great interview of the author, Deborah Underwood, on Shelf Elf (a.k.a. the blog of fantastic Kerry Millar who organizes the Cybils Middle Grade Fiction panel). I simply ADORE Renata Liwska's illustrations. I was introduced to them in Little Panda (thanks to Bookie Woogie). Anyway, I have read neither The Quiet Book nor The Loud Book (slacker! I know! They're on my hold list at the library now). But they look very fun. Good luck winning! (But, you know, not too good of luck, because I want to win.)
Also, how about some contests of our own soon, eh? I have some books here you might like.