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Hush! A Thai Lullaby Paperback – March 1, 2000
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A Thai mother has just placed her sleeping child in a comfy hammock when she hears a mosquito crying in the wind. Softly, the mother whispers, "Mosquito, mosquito, don't come weeping. Can't you see that Baby's sleeping? Mosquito, mosquito, don't you cry, my baby's sleeping right nearby". Apparently this method of skeeter removal works, since we never hear from that bug again. But as soon as one critter quiets, another starts up a new racket. With the mosquito silent, a lizard pipes up. Then a cat, then a mouse, then a frog, then a pig, then a ... you get the picture. Each time someone new gives a cry, the mama sings her baby tune, unaware that her child has used her distraction to explore some parts of the house. By the end everyone is quiet and the mama is dozing as well. "Only Baby's wide awake, his eyes bright and round".
There are a couple nice little details in this work. First of all, I loved the new interpretations of animal sounds. Schoolchildren are usually taught that pigs say, "oink oink".Read more ›
The highly original artwork is colorful (in a warm restricted palette sort of way) and captivating, showing scenes from varying angles and, despite it's simplicity, captures the expressions on the mother's face perfectly. The rhythm of the text is almost hypnotic. The animal sounds and pictures are very educational for a toddler, and my little one laughs at the baby in the story as he climbs out of bed and does his antics in the background, the mother unawares. My girl loves to find all the animals in the picture near the end of the book after the mother has convinced them all to, "Hush!" And she kisses the pages with her favorite animals, like the cat and the mouse, and even the pig!
The pictures convey the feel of the hot Thai evening and transport us to a world quite foreign to most, and are a whole lot of fun. The text is lulling or exciting, depending on how we read it. I absolutely recommend this book and so does my 16-month-old daughter.
This book is absolutely delightful. Meade's illustrations are created from cut paper and ink; these pictures are charming and colorful, and complement the text perfectly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautifully illustrated with a non- "American" choice of animals and animal sounds, that makes for a refreshing take on a loving and humorous lullaby.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was looking for a book to hand down to my daughter from our Thai heritage and I'm not disappointed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Anderson
My kinders love this book! They love telling me what the baby is doing while the mom tries to quiet all the animals. Sweet rhymes. Lovely book for kids learning to read!Published 7 months ago by S. George
Beautifully illustrated, sweet story about a mom telling the animals to 'hush', her baby is sleeping. Delightful twist at the end! Perfect bedtime story.Published 10 months ago by BeeSide
I have a friend that grew up in Vietnam and Laos and very frequently traveled to and stayed in Thailand. Read morePublished 11 months ago by KTE
I really like this book and so does my 3 year old. I try to get books from different genres to inspired her mind and to also teach her about her Southeast Asian culture and this... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book! My son loves this story. He likes all the sounds the animals make. Too bad doesn't come in board book.Published 21 months ago by Phallin