Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 42 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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The book was a REALLY cute take on this old folk song. I loved how it illustrated a determined but exhausted family trying to soother their crying baby with the searching for the perfect object being ... Read full review

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Pristine pictures. Very handy for those that can't recall the lyrics. Bonus points for the musical notes. Read full review

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MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers; Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox; and her own Walk On!: A Guide for Babies of All Ages. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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