"HUSH, LITTLE BABY: A Traditional Lullaby" by Shari--Adapt. & Illus. Halpern

"HUSH, LITTLE BABY: A Traditional Lullaby"

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KIRKUS REVIEW

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. 15th, 1997
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: North-South