From School Library Journal
PreS-K-This take on the classic "Hush, Little Baby" is full of monstrous details. Instead of a mockingbird that won't sing, it's a ghost that "won't cause a fright." The solution? A vampire "will stop by for a little bite!" The rhythm doesn't follow the original melody perfectly and thus this adaptation might need a few practice runs before being shared out loud. The endpapers are a garish checkerboard of creepy accessories, and the bland typeface doesn't enhance the retelling of this lullaby. However, the illustrations are full of bold colors and are just silly enough to keep the story from being too spooky for young children. Hush, Little Monster is ideal for pairing with other parodies like Michael Rex's The Runaway Mummy (Putnam, 2009).-Jenna Boles, Washington-Centerville Public Library, Centerville, OHα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
has written everything from off-Broadway musicals to sitcoms, including funny birthday cards for family members. Hush, Little Monster
is his second book for children and was inspired by singing “Hush, Little Baby” to his son every night. For years. His fondest hope is that this will stop before his son goes to college.
has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Good Night Engines
and Wake Up Engines
by Denise Dowling Mortensen, Snuggle Mountain
by Lindsey Lane, and Soup Day
, which she also wrote.