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Hush, Little Baby

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Mama has errands to run, so it is up to Papa and big brother to stop baby sister from crying. And, as families familiar with this popular American lullaby know, they will try just about anything to convince baby to smile again.

Award-winning artist Brian Pinkney's version of the classic song is an exuberant and affectionate tribute to a father's unconditional love.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Amistad Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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Samantha Westall
Sep 29, 2016 Samantha Westall rated it liked it
The classic nursery rhyme with illustration in traditional Brian Pinkney style.
Aug 06, 2011 David rated it liked it
Hush, Little Baby by Brian Pinkney illustrates the popular American lullaby, with Papa and big brother trying to keep baby sister from crying.

The simple text features just a few words, in a very large font, on each page. After the story the music and full lyrics, with a few changes, are included. The back cover includes the music to the lullaby to be played "with a Caribbean feel."

The illustrations are rendered in colored ink on clay board. The jaunty illustrations feature a dog, the mockingbir
Jan 13, 2010 Esmoi rated it liked it
This is a cheerfully illustrated version of the classic lullaby, with a few changes to the song. I thought it was charming, but my four year old wasn't terribly thrilled... though, funnily, his main complaint was "Why would anybody make up a horrible song about a bunch of presents breaking?!" (complete with quavering lip).
Jess Brown
Gotta love Brian Pinkney. The classic lullaby "Hush, Little Baby" is set to gorgeous colored ink on clay board illustrations. There are just enough words on a page to keep things paced well. The back page includes words and music to the lullaby to be played "with a Caribbean feel." Good stuff!
Nov 20, 2008 MissInformation rated it really liked it
Simple text with bright illus. Fun twist is that Papa is giving the baby everything- including a fire truck, so mama steps in at end and says hush- don't you cry, mama's gonna sing you a lullabye. Great for Story Time.
Jul 25, 2016 Kati rated it really liked it
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We love this one. Watching the dad tried to keep the baby happy cracks me up, and my daughter thinks it's hilarious too.
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A catchy adaptation of the song Hush, Little Baby.
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Danielle Miskin
Illustrates the lullaby "hush, little baby". Wonderful illustrations!!! Watercolor.
May 07, 2008 Lauren rated it really liked it
I loved the book's new twist to a baby lullaby that my mother use to sing to me.
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Born in Boston, Massachusetts, (Jerry) Brian Pinkney was raised in an artistic household. "My two brothers and sister and I played musical instruments, and we were always drawing, painting, or building things," the illustrator once recalled of his childhood. While his mother, children's book author Gloria Jean Pinkney, would inspire all her children with a love of reading, it would be his father, ...more
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