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Title:
Hush, little ones
Author:
Butler, John, 1952-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Atlanta, Ga. : Peachtree, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
First published in Great Britain in 2002 by Orchard Books.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 64427.
ISBN:
9781561452699
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Animals are depicted in their natural settings as, one by one, baby animals are gently put to bed by their mothers and fathers


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS. There's an ever-growing number of goodnight stories, most of which are written in the same calming tone. What sets this one apart is not the text, but the very handsome, close-up artwork that will easily elicit "aah" from the audience. All the "sleepyheads" are in their beds--the birds are in their nests, the bunnies are burrowing underground, a tiny penguin is asleep between its father's feet. Each glowing color spread shows a baby (or babies) drifting off as a parent cuddles, looks on, or stands guard nearby. The words usually state the obvious: "Hush, little monkey, / rest your head / As mother climbs up / to your treetop bed. There's nothing really unexpected in the meticulous art either, but the love that's portrayed there is palpable, and little ones will enjoy linking that love with the emotion they feel coming from their own parents. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

As he did in While You Were Sleeping, John Butler deftly portrays animals in their natural setting in Hush, Little Ones. Soft light and lilting rhyme ("Hush, little rabbits,/ don't make a sound./ Sleep tight in your burrow, deep underground") are certain to soothe. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Butler focuses on animal mothers and their babies in their special nighttime places. His acrylic and colored-pencil illustrations are realistic, gentle portrayals of animal life, infused and backlit with the yellow warmth of a waning sun. The "oooh-ahhh" factor is high here, with cute-as-they-come fluffy penguins and bunnies, contented kangaroo joeys, and cuddled-up birds and mice. While the lullaby-style text holds no surprises, with predictable rhyme pairs such as "time to rest/cozy nest" and "bedtime is here/Mother is near," the verse reads smoothly and comfortably. A visually appealing book that is perfectly suited for bedtime reading.-Carol L. MacKay, Camrose Public Library, Alberta, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.