Halpern (I Have a Pet!, 1994, etc.) adorns a lullaby favorite with her trademark cut-paper collage illustrations. Bright...

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"HUSH, LITTLE BABY: A Traditional Lullaby"

Halpern (I Have a Pet!, 1994, etc.) adorns a lullaby favorite with her trademark cut-paper collage illustrations. Bright quilt squares form decorative, country-style borders that frame the corresponding picture for each line of the song; the toddler who is being sung to acts out the lines imaginatively, singing with a mockingbird in its nest, riding a goat, offering daisies to the bull in the cart. The diamond ring may be the one exception, here interpreted to be a constellation in the night sky. Observant readers may engage in a simple search-and-find game; the text page has a single quilt square that matches one in the border on the opposite page. The musical score for the melody is included.

Pub Date: Oct. 15, 1997

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 24

Publisher: North-South

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1997

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