Hush, Hush! by Margaret Wild is the endearing sequel to the best-selling picture book Kiss, Kiss! which has featured on Playschool many times over.
In Hush, Hush! all the baby animals across the Savannah are being hushed to sleep by their mummies and daddies. Except for Baby Hippo! He wriggles and squirms and stands on his head. He does anything to avoid going to sleep! That is until he takes a wander through the animal kingdom and discovers all the other baby animals are being hushed to sleep.
The text is simple, rhythmic and repetitive. It is perfect for reading aloud and is sure to become a bedtime favourite. You might even find it helps in hushing your own baby animal to sleep...
When Baby Hippo can't sleep he goes for a wander through the reeds and along the bog and over the rocks and through the willowy, wavy grass. On the way he discovers that all the mums and dads are hushing their babies to sleep. The gentle and rhythmic sounds of Hush, Hush! will entertain, entrance and most importantly, promote sleep in toddlers everywhere.
About The Author
Margaret Wild is an Australian author. She was born in 1948 in Eschew, a small town in South Africa, and came to Australia in 1972. She now lives in Sydney. Before becoming a fulltime writer, Margaret was a journalist for newspapers and magazines and then she worked for sixteen years as a book editor in children's publishing. Margaret has written more than 40 books for children. Her books are published around the world and have won numerous awards.
Margaret's books explore a diverse range of themes but she is particularly noted for exploring issues of identity, trust, and death. Let the Celebrations Begin focused on the imminent release of Jewish prisoners from a German concentration camp, while in The Very Best of Friends the death of a farmer prompts his widowed wife to find the love to care for their respective pets, a cat and dog, equally. Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks using the colours of the Australian landscape, is a powerful story about betrayal.
Recently Margaret has published two verse novels, One Night and Jinx. These books investigate the trials and anxieties faced by teenagers coping with school, relationships and growing up.
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: November 2009
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 24.6 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.39