Mommies Say Shhh by Patricia Polacco

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Goats say "Maa-Maa-Maa." Birds say "Cheep-Cheep-Cheep." Horses say "Neigh-Neigh-Neigh." Rabbits say nothing at all! But when all of these animals get together and raise a honking, braying, neighing ruckus, what do mommies say? "Shhhhhh!"
With the simplest of texts and a variety of fun animal noises, Patricia Polacco has created another read-aloud winner for the preschool crowd.

About Patricia Polacco

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Patricia Polacco is a storyteller and illustrator who has published over thirty picture books. She travels all over the country visiting schools, conferences, and bookstores, and is known as a popular and energetic speaker.
Published February 17, 2005 by Philomel Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a penultimate spread that may put readers in mind of the musicians of Bremen, the animals come together in a chorus of clucks, honks, quacks, moos, ma-a-a-s, and meows, and with a well-timed final page-turn, are hushed by a baby-rocking Mommy who says “shhh, shhh, shhh.” (“And bunnies say noth...

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But in spite of all the energy expended within the pages (Polacco loves to show people and animals running hither and yon in full stride), readers may miss her usual narrative momentum.

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