by Barroux


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Night falls…It is late. Close your eyes. Time to sleep. This wonderful bedtime story from the masterful illustrator Barroux takes you on a journey through a child’s imagination to a series of dreamy landscapes where animals ready themselves for sleep. The simple, lyrical text and charming illustrations will gently lull even the most reluctant sleeper, providing a calming way for parents to say goodnight.

Listen to the world gently slowing down, then stopping. A whimsical moon character tiptoes to the sky. Shhh! A boy imagines his stuffed animals winding down for bedtime, one by one. Visit a dozing polar bear on an ice floe; a lion in pajamas brushing his teeth; tired giraffes resting their sleepy heads on clouds; a whale singing a soft, beautiful song; a whispering elephant; a yawning hippo; a toucan counting sheep; and finally, the sheep themselves, who are waiting for the end of the story. Time to sleep now. It is late.

With gently humorous text and enchanting imagery that will soothe both little ones and their adults, this bedtime story will quickly become a family favorite.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910277768
Publisher: words & pictures
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 2 - 4 Years

About the Author

Born in Paris, Barroux spent much of his childhood in North Africa. He later attended art school in France, worked as an art director, and then moved to New York and Montréal, and has since worked in children’s illustration and press cartoons. He has been published in  The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and  Forbes Magazine and is now well known for his children’s book illustrations.

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Shhh! 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a very sweet, nicely illustrated bedtime story. It is time for bed and from the moon to the stuffed animals in the room, everyone is slowing down and getting ready for bed. The text is lyrical and slow paced. I enjoyed the illustrations with the large brightly coloured animals. I would have rated this one higher, but the ending was a bit abrupt for me, but I understand why the author chose to write it that way. My granddaughter liked this one. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
This delightful bedtime story will lull even the most reluctant sleeper to sleep. "Night falls...It is late. Close your eyes. Time to sleep." A small child listens intently as the world shuts down around him. He envisons the moon tiptoeing up to the sky, a polar bear curled up on an ice floe readying itself for sleep, a lion in pyjamas brushing all of his teeth, and a herd of giraffes snugging down on soft, pillowy clouds to get some rest, just to name a few. The child's whimsical imagination combined with the simple lyrical text are a perfect combo... one that is guaranteed to lull your child to sleep. The illustrations are vibrant, humorous, and very kid-friendly. The book soothes, calms and invites your child on a journey culminating in Shhhhhh! Sleep!
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Shhh! by Barroux Book starts with colorful children's pages showing the darkness. Simple sentences and some pages with no words leaving it to the child to imagine what's going on from the pictures. Shows various animals and how they are going to sleep for the night. Best part is about the sheep! Cute young children's story. Received this review copy from Quarto Publishing Group - words & pictures from Netalley and this is my honest opinion. #Shhh #NetGalley