Hush, Little Monster by Denis Markell

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A classic lullaby gets a playfully spooky spin in this monstrously sweet picture book.

Hush, Little Monster, don’t you howl.
Daddy’s gonna give you a…screeching owl.
If that owl won’t say “whoo whoo”…
Granny Ghost will bring you a big, bad boo!
     A monster father softly sings his own version of a favorite lullaby to his son. A screeching owl, a vampire, an ogre, and zombies are just a few of the creatures who will come to soothe Little Monster through the night, until (when the sun comes up) it’s finally time for him to go to sleep. Parents and children alike will love this humorous twist on “Hush, Little Baby.”

About Denis Markell

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Denis Markell 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. Melissa Iwai 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.
Published August 7, 2012 by Little Simon. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This husband-and-wife team tries their hand at a ghoulish version of a popular lullaby.

Jul 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Hush, Little Monster

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A monster father attempts to appease his cranky child in a clever riff on the “Hush, Little Baby” lullaby. “Hush, Little Monster, don’t you howl./ Daddy’s gonna give you a.../ screeching owl./ If tha

Jul 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Hush, Little Monster

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