Hush, Baby Ghostling: with audio recording

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 7, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When the sun begins to rise, it’s time for Baby Ghostling to sleep. But sleeping is hard when your head is filled with scary thoughts of human children! All of the elements of a classic good-night story are turned on their heads as Mama comforts her ghostling with thoughts of owls and bats and monsters. Young children will delight in seeing their bedtime rituals turned upside down. With gentle humor and glowing illustrations in the hues of dawn, this eBook with audio is a lullaby that any child—ghost or human—will enjoy.

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User Review  - hvachetta - LibraryThing

A mother ghost reassures her child at bedtime. This is a cute and inventive take on "Hush, Little Baby" in which a baby ghost wants his mother to leave the darkness on for him, and check under his bed for humans. The theme, still true to the original song, is the warmth of a mother's love. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A mother ghost soothes her baby to sleep as dawn draws near, summoning visions of ghouls and goblins to help him in his slumber, reassuring him that the "boy / with ten pink toes, blue eyes, / and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Andrea Beaty is the author of  Doctor Ted; Firefighter TedHush, Baby Ghostling; When Giants Come to Play; and Iggy Peck, Architect. As a kid, she spent her days being a detective, world explorer, movie star, and spy. Now, as a children's author, she spends her days pretty much the same way! She lives in the Chicago area. You can visit her online at

Pascal Lemaitre illustrated Toni and Slade Morrison's bestselling Who's Got Game?: Three Fables, as well as many other books for children. He and his family divide their time between Brussels, Belgium, where he teaches illustration, and Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at

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