Hush Little Baby

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A bestseller now in a board book with a rattle! Slyvia Long's beloved book is now available in a gift set for babies. The boxed set includes Hush Little Baby in a sturdy board book edition and a soft bunny rattle that fits perfectly around a crib railing. Infants will love playing with this friendly, flannel bunny toy and parents will be charmed by the book's beautiful illustrations and wonderful, loving message.

In this variation on an old lullaby, a baby rabbit is ...

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Overview

A bestseller now in a board book with a rattle! Slyvia Long's beloved book is now available in a gift set for babies. The boxed set includes Hush Little Baby in a sturdy board book edition and a soft bunny rattle that fits perfectly around a crib railing. Infants will love playing with this friendly, flannel bunny toy and parents will be charmed by the book's beautiful illustrations and wonderful, loving message.

In this variation on an old lullaby, a baby rabbit is promised an assortment of presents from its adoring parent.

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Editorial Reviews

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In this perfect board book edition of Sylvia Long's Hush Little Baby, Mama comforts her little bunny with assurances of a warm bedspread after storytime, lightning bugs "if that teddy bear won't hug," and a harvest moon if the "banjo's out of tune." A thoughtful and warm reworking of the classic lullaby.
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--PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, January 20, 1997
In her reworking of the classic lullaby, Long intentionally de-emphasizes the materialism of the original, making no promises of such grand gifts as a diamond ring or horse and cart. Rather, this Mama character--one of Long's (illustrator of Ten Little Rabbits)familiar, gentle bunnies--comforts her cotton-tailed child with vows to share the sound of cricket calls and a song on her banjo, the sight of a shooting star and the harvest moon and, finally, "As that moon drifts through the sky, Mama's going to sing you a lullaby." Blending images of nature with such timelessly reassuring items as teddy bear and picture book, Long's song is gracious if not especially inventive. The art, meanwhile, is both soothing and diverting. While the audience (like Mama's cooperative offspring) may well find their eyelids growing heavy, they will be happily distracted by the pictures' fetching particulars: a patchwork quilt displaying miniature renditions of objects mentioned in the lullaby and, on the bedside table, a book illustration that hints that this sleepy rabbit is reading the same book that they are.

Publishers Weekly
When Sylvia Long's Hush Little Baby appeared in 1997, PW said that the artist's interpretation of the traditional lullaby "blends images of nature with timelessly reassuring items."
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her reworking of the classic lullaby, Long intentionally de-emphasizes the materialism of the original, making no promises of such grand gifts as a diamond ring or horse and cart. Rather, this Mama character-one of Long's (illustrator of Ten Little Rabbits) familiar, gentle bunnies-comforts her cotton-tailed child with vows to share the sound of cricket calls and a song on her banjo, the sight of a shooting star and the harvest moon and, finally, "As that moon drifts through the sky,/ Mama's going to sing you a lullaby." Blending images of nature with such timelessly reassuring items as teddy bear and picture book, Long's song is gracious if not especially inventive. The art, meanwhile, is both soothing and diverting. While the audience (like Mama's cooperative offspring) may well find their eyelids growing heavy, they will be happily distracted by the pictures' fetching particulars: a patchwork quilt displaying miniature renditions of objects mentioned in the lullaby and, on the bedside table, a book illustration that hints that this sleepy rabbit is reading the same book that they are. Ages up to 5. (Mar.) FYI: Notecards (set of 16, $9.95, ISBN 0-8118-1643-5) and a 10"-tall plush doll ($14.95, -1792-X) based on the book are being released simultaneously.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Long has created her own version of this traditional song; one in which the parent and child share "the natural things around them and the warmth of a mother's love." The picture book version has been reduced in size and reproduced here as a board book. The charming illustrations provide the right amount of detail for a young child. The interaction between mother bunny and her little bunny will encourage their human counterparts to sit closely and hug one another. An added bonus in this package is the little bunny plush rattle (dressed like the bunny in the book), curved to fit around a crib railing. This gift package is a great way to encourage parents to start reading to a child. 2000 (orig. 1997), Chronicle Books, Ages 3 mo. to 2, $16.95. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo—Children's Literature
Kirkus Reviews
In a variant of the traditional lullaby, a mother rabbit draws on the natural world at the close of day for her young child's bedtime ritual.

Hummingbird, cricket, shooting star, and lightning bug are featured in the evening observances a mother makes for her child as shadows fall. After dark, the scenes move indoors, and the child's bedtime is prefaced with a story, a warm quilt, a teddy bear, and a song: "When that star has dropped from view, Mama's going to read a book with you. When that story has been read, Mama's going to bring you a warm bedspread." The artwork is cloned from Long's illustrations for Jonathan London's Liplap's Wish (1994, not reviewed), with her trademark rabbits frequently depicted in warm embraces. Star-studded pajamas, designer carrot curtains, and a patchwork quilt showing each story element make for a contemporary version of the "great green room" most children already know so well. A caveat: Squeamish children will not be soothed by the realistic depictions of the cricket and lightning bug mentioned in the song. The musical score is not included, but adults and listeners won't be able to refrain from humming or singing along.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811814164
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 93,990
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of several books for children including the best sellers Ten Little Rabbits and Alejandro's Gift. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona. Read more about Sylvia's illustrating process.
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  • Posted June 13, 2009

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    A beautiful reworking of the lullaby classic.

    I sang the lulluaby this book is based on to my children when they were small. A friend gave me this book when my first grandchild was expected five years ago (for my grandma library). I was delighted, since the focus is on beautiful things in the natural world and not on material possessions. The illustrations are delightful. My granddaughter loves it. I have been tucking it in with gifts for expectant parents or new arrivals.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2010

    Sweet Lullaby

    Sylvia Long has created a non-materialistic spin to the original storyline. Very easy to sing or read. Very soothing words. Very sweet and peaceful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    A Favorite with Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Like the song Hush Little Baby, this book is meant to be sung to a child. However, there's a world of difference between these new lyrics and the original ones in which "Mama" continually buys things for her child. This "Mama" shares her love and the beauty of nature with her child. My grandsons, ages 3 and 4 are crazy about this book and sing it every night at bedtime. They have known the lyrics since they were two. It's a wonderful book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2009

    Wonderful book

    My mother got this book for my daughter and I read/sing it to her every night. I love that story is about the wonderful things in nature and a mother's love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    Great bedtime book

    We read to our boy every night and this is a great book for those nights when he is not so tired. It lets me sing him a well known song to help calm him with pictures he can watch as I sing. Plus, I can never remember all the verses on my own anyways. I use this book a lot and recommend it to anyone with a young child.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

    Perfect for shower gifts (& for you & your child too).

    Great focus on spending time with your child doing everyday activities. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

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    Precious Thoughts

    Hush Little Baby is a precious storybook, especially as a bedtime story. The illustrations are simply adorable and the tale is soothing and supporting. What a wonderful show of love for parent to child.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2004

    Twin's favorite nite-nite book

    We love this book! My 3 1/2 year old twin boys and I sing the story together every night. The words are comforting and the classic sing-song melody is soothing. Hush Little Baby has given us a special way to end each day.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2003

    FANTASTIC

    What a wonderful book! My 7 year old picked this book out of his school library, and 'A Note from Sylvia Long', is what caught his eye (and the cover, he says)...reading through this book with him, we were able to feel the warmth in the words. He truly appreciated the message the book gave him. He and I have shared many of these moments together, and we look forward to sharing them with his brother/son #2 in the future. This book is truly one we will enjoy for years to come. Thank you Sylvia!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2002

    Our favorite book!

    This is the cutest book ever! The illustrations are wonderful and the updated poem a joy to read/sing. Thank you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2002

    What really comforts children

    Thank you, Sylvia Long, for new words with which parents can share the tender moments before going to sleep. It IS the beauty in nature and the warmth of a parent's love that truly comforts and calms us. What an improvement over encouraging children to escalate their desires for material things to be satisfied and comforted.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2000

    My favorite childrens book EVER!

    I love reading this book to my 2yr old daughter. We received it as a gift when she was born, and I have read it to her ever since. I love that the 'gifts' are gifts of love, not material possessions. This is a book I often buy as a gift for new parents. Just a wonderful book w/ great illustrations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2007

    A Twist On A Classic Lullaby

    A nice update to the classic 'Mockingbird' lullaby.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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