Shhh! by Valeri Gorbachev

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When baby brother is sleeping, it's time to be ever so quiet. There's no singing or jumping or laughing at all. Even the toys need to be quiet! The pirates stop firing their cannons, the knights stop fighting, even the tiger stops growling. But when baby wakes up . . . it's time to jump and laugh and sing again! And the knights begin to fight, the pirates fire up the cannons, and the tiger growls so loudly! Until it's time to be quiet once again.

In this beautifully and expressively illustrated picture book, we celebrate the love between siblings as a big brother uses his imagination to calm his urge to cause a ruckus so that his little brother can sleep.

 

About Valeri Gorbachev

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VALERI GORBACHEV has both written and illustrated dozens of picture books in his long career. His most recent books for Knopf are The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning and Go! Poetry in Motion by Dee Lillegard. Mr. Gorbachev lives in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Published September 15, 2011 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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1st, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-399-25429-1 Page count: 32pp ...

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With a refreshing take on sibling relationships, Gorbachev (What's the Big Idea, Molly?) celebrates not only a child's imagination but also his love and protective older brother mentality.

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