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Hush, Little Ones

John Butler

Board book

List Price: 6.95*
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Acclaimed author-illustrator John Butler offers a soothing bedtime story filled with adorable sleepy animals.

From tiny birds safely tucked into warm nests and cuddly rabbits nestled in underground burrows, to bear cubs resting in their dens and young whales lulled in the deep blue sea, the noisy animal kingdom settles down for the night.

In simple language and beautifully evocative, detailed illustrations, John Butler has crafted the perfect bedtime story for parents to share with children. Each animal is depicted in its natural setting as, one by one, baby animals are gently put to bed by their parents.

Praise For Hush, Little Ones

"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. . . . A visually appealing book that is perfectly suited for bedtime reading."—School Library Journal

"Never has the power of suggestion been more irresistible. . . . astonishingly lifelike close-ups. . . . children will be smiling too as they drift off to dreamland on the wings of this sonorous beddy-bye rhyme."—Kirkus Reviews

"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."—Booklist

Peachtree, 9781561452972, 24pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2003

About the Author

John Butler has written more than a dozen books for children and illustrated over sixty. His books have been published in more than twenty countries and won awards such as the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award, IRA Teachers' Choice Awards, and Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year. He has had a long career in illustration, working for a very wide range of clients including Time magazine, "Sesame Street," and the Sunday Times. He lives in England.