Hush, Little Dragon

Hush, Little Dragon

by Boni Ashburn, Kelly Murphy

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ISBN-13: 9781613123508
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 40 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Boni Ashburn hoped that Hush, Little Dragon would encourage her own picky eaters to be more adventurous with food choices. But no matter how much she begs, they still refuse to eat magician. Boni lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband and four children. Visit her online at Dragons have long been extinct in southeastern Massachusetts, where Kelly Murphy grew up. But fortunately, her mother would sing to her a similar version of “Hush, Little Dragon” when she was crying. Kelly lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Visit her online at

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Hush, Little Dragon 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
My first thought upon seeing Hush, Little Dragon (2008), my first thought was, "Those are some cute dragons on that cover. I must read this book." The book is illustrated by Kelly Murphy and written by one Boni Ashburn. I will be the first to admit the immaturity of my observation, but my initial reading of her name was "Boney Ash Burn" and I actually thought she might be using a pen name (I don't think that is the case anymore). Anyway, Hush, Little Dragon is based on an English lullaby called "Hush, Little Baby" which some readers might know. It begins with the the lyrics "Hush, little baby, don't say a word, Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird. And if that mockingbird don't sing, Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring." though I have heard it sung more often with references to Mama. (Wikipedia has an entry for the song including full lyrics.) As far as lullabies go, "Hush, Little Baby" is pretty tame (what with the lack of babies in tree tops or what not). It's also one of my favorites. That is, perhaps, why I was ill prepared to fully enjoy this parody of that song. The book starts: "Hush, little dragon, don't make a sound. Mama's gonna bring you a princess she found. If that princess runs from you, Mama's gonna bring you a knight or two." The story goes on in that vein, with the mother bring her baby dragon various townspeople to eat, until the big finish when she decides they might have overstayed their welcome. I love the illustrations, and I loved the idea. But I couldn't quite love Hush, Little Dragon as a whole, perhaps because there was something so incongruous about reading a book about eating people (albeit by dragons, which is what they naturally do) to the tune of a lullaby. I suspect that children who like dragons will not have my problem and will flat out adore this book much in the same way I was able to adore The Nightmare Before Christmas in my youth only to find it unbelievably creepy (though still sort of neat) at the age of twenty-three.
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This picture book's words are based on the nursery rhyme, 'Hush Little Baby.' But that's pretty much where the similarity ends! The illustrations in this book are so cute. And the words rhyme beautifully. I wanted to start singing in the middle of the store when I read it. It's also fantastically funny!