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Hush! : A Thai Lullaby

Ho, Minfong, Illustrated by Meade, Holly

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ISBN 10: 0531095002 / ISBN 13: 9780531095003
Published by NY: Orchard Books, 1996, 1996
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Hard Cover. FINE in a FINE dustjacket. First Edition, first Printing. Caldecott Honor book, award medal on dj, SIGNED by author "with warmest wishes" on front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 030709

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Title: Hush! : A Thai Lullaby

Publisher: NY: Orchard Books, 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A lullaby asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby

From Kirkus Reviews:

From the author of A Clay Marble (1991), a charming, repetitive rhyme (subtitled ``A Thai Lullaby'') in which a mother shushes all the creatures, from a tiny mosquito to a huge elephant, in and around her thatch-roofed house so that her baby can sleep in the blue cloth hammock. However, sharp-eyed readers will notice that each time the mother's back is turned, the child climbs out of the hammock to play. At the end, everyone, including the unsuspecting mother, is asleep--but not the baby! Exceptionally beautiful cut-paper-and-ink illustrations in earth tones use the varied textures of the paper to wonderful effect, depicting traditional Thai textiles, basketry, and building styles. All of young children's favorite elements are here: a reassuringly predictable, rhyming text, animals and their sounds, a mischievous subplot in the pictures, and an ever-so-slightly naughty child who fools everyone in the end. A sure winner. (Picture book. 2-6) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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