Hush, Little Baby by Marla Frazee
A Folk Song with Pictures

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A celebrated illustrator reinvents a familiar lullaby with this story of a baby who will not stop crying and a big sister who tries to help. Hush, little baby, don’t say a word, Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird. . . . A baby who howls all night, parents at their wits’ end, a peddler whose wagon is filled with toys and animals, and a big sister who accidentally-on-purpose starts it all--these are the players in this delightful and original interpretation of a timeless folk tune. Marla Frazee’s story-in-pictures is a perfect lullaby for all restless babies and their exhausted, loving families.
 

About Marla Frazee

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MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers; Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox; and her own Walk On!: A Guide for Babies of All Ages. She lives in Pasadena, California. 
 
Published August 1, 2003 by Perfection Learning. 34 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The traditional folk lullaby is given an Appalachian setting in which the pictures tell their own story.

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"Dark but nimble illustrations flesh out a story line for this old folk song when a scowling older sister starts the baby crying by abruptly shoving its cradle and the family tries to placate i

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Frazee's (The Seven Silly Eaters) dark but nimble illustrations flesh out more of a story line for the old folk song, with mixed results. A scowling older sister starts the baby crying by abruptly sho

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"Dark but nimble illustrations flesh out a story line for this old folk song when a scowling older sister starts the baby crying by abruptly shoving its cradle and the family tries to placate it," wrote PW.

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A few scenes of the father and daughter are beautifully expressive: her poses, leaning against him or happily perched on his shoulders, are perfectly natural, as is a scene in which the parents exchange woeful glances over the baby's head.

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