When Baby Hippo can't sleep he goes for a wander through the reeds and along the bog and over the rocks and through the willowy, wavy grass. On the way he discovers that all the mums and dads are hushing their babies to sleep.
- Hardback | 24 pages
- 246 x 250 x 7.62mm | 385.55g
- 09 Jul 2010
- Hardie Grant Egmont
- LITTLE HARE
"A story filled with movement and physical affection. The lap-sit audience will love the squishy, lumpy sounds and the repetition of the text as they point to the animals in the clear, bright pictures." --Booklist on Kiss, Kiss!
About Margaret Wild
Award-winning picture book writer Margaret Wild has published successfully all over the world and has been translated into many languages. Well known for titles such as Lucy Goosey and Kiss, Kiss!, she is admired for her sensitive handling of difficult topics as well as her lively, playful texts for preschoolers. Based in France, Bridget Strevens-Marzo's recent titles with Little Hare Books include the delightful pre-school romp This Dog Bruce (by Frances Watts), Daddy Does the Cha Cha Cha (by David Bedford) and Bridget's Book of Nursery Rhymes.
Our customer reviews
Baby Hippo couldn't sleep; he was too awake and too full of energy for sleep. Baby Hippo played and rolled about, he wriggled and moved, and still he was too full of energy for sleep. Baby Hippo turned upside down and stood on his head, he waggled his legs and moved them about in the air, and still he was too full of energy for sleep. It was time for Baby Hippo to sleep; his mum was calling him to sleep. But Baby Hippo was not sleepy, so he decided to take a walk instead. He trotted through reeds, mud, rocks, grass and trees. Along the way Baby Hippo meet with all kinds of baby animals, all with their mums, being called to sleep. Baby Hippo wanted his mum, he wanted to go to sleep. Hush, Hush! is enchanting and warm. Baby Hippo's walk is highlighted by gorgeous and delightful illustrations that compliment its light and musical narrative. It's a lovely story of mothers and their babies, for mothers and their babies. A story both whimsical and sincere that will be well loved.show moreby Larissa McGrath