Hush, Little Baby

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Harper Collins, Dec 27, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Mama has errands to run, so it is up to Papa and big brother to stop baby sister from crying. And, as families familiar with this popular American lullaby know, they will try just about anything to convince baby to smile again.

Award-winning artist Brian Pinkney's version of the classic song is an exuberant and affectionate tribute to a father's unconditional love.


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User Review  - jcofsky - LibraryThing

This nursery rhyme depicted by Sylvia Long makes readers feel comfortable before bed time. The domino effect of the actual nursery rhyme is written in a unique way including the child's mama bringing him/her a shooting star and other fantastical things. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This traditional American lullaby is gracefully interpreted in Pinkney's distinctive style, showing a 1900s-era African-American family working together to hush their baby, a solemn little girl two or ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous books for children, including two Caldecott Honor books, The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Mr. Pinkney's own books include Hush, Little Baby; Cosmo and the Robot; Max Found Two Sticks; JoJo's Flying Side Kick; and The Adventures of Sparrowboy, winner of the 1997 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Brian Pinkney has received the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration and three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards. He lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.

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