Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures

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Browndeer Press, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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A celebrated illustrator reinvents a familiar lullaby with this story of a baby who will not stop crying and a big sister who tries to help. Hush, little baby, don’t say a word, Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird. . . . A baby who howls all night, parents at their wits’ end, a peddler whose wagon is filled with toys and animals, and a big sister who accidentally-on-purpose starts it all--these are the players in this delightful and original interpretation of a timeless folk tune. Marla Frazee’s story-in-pictures is a perfect lullaby for all restless babies and their exhausted, loving families.

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User Review  - emtimmins - LibraryThing

A hilarious book that teaches the song but also shows how the whole family is trying so hard not to wake the baby! The illustrations are playful and inviting. Read full review

HUSH, LITTLE BABY: A Folk Song With Pictures

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The traditional folk lullaby is given an Appalachian setting in which the pictures tell their own story. All is peaceful and quiet as baby is bedded down, until an older sibling comes along and ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many well-loved picture books, including Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox, and her own thrilling Roller Coaster. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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