Hush, Baby, Hush!: Lullabies from Around the World

Hush, Baby, Hush!: Lullabies from Around the World

By: Kathy Henderson (author), Pam Smy (illustrator)Hardback

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A book of traditional lullabies with a difference. Gathered from all over the world, these beautiful, simple songs give a flavour of different parts of the world as well as showing that soothing a baby to sleep is the same the world over. With words in the original language plus the English version, together with a melody line and delightful illustrations by Pam Smy, this is the perfect gift book for parents of new babies. The lullabies come from: Australia (Aboriginal) Austria Bangladesh Brazil Czech Republic England France Greece Greenland Hungary India Iran Iraq Italy Jamaica Japan Korea Malawi Mexico Nigeria Norway Russia Spain Turkey USA (Hopi) Wales West Africa (Yoruba). Listen to an excerpt from Hush, Baby, Hush! by clicking the Resources tab. 1983. We were on a beach in Jamaica. Sunburnt. A man came along selling long leaves of aloe vera to soothe the blistered skin of tourists. His name was Herbert and he had a great beach cry that really got your attention, a sing-song chant that lured you to his basket. We bought a few fronds and struck up a conversation. As usual, we were packing a tape recorder, looking for lullabies and other traditions for our Kitchen Sisters stories on NPR. At first Herbert sang us Chi Chi Buddo, a classic Jamaican children's song. Then he sang us a gorgeous gospel. About an hour later he sang us Hush Baby Hush, as the waves broke behind him, a song his mother sang to him when he was a boy.

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About Author

KATHY HENDERSON is an award-winning author and illustrator, as well as an artist and printmaker. Among her many titles are the modern classic picture book The Little Boat, with Patrick Benson, which won the Kurt Maschler Award and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. She also wrote and illustrated The Storm, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her books for Frances Lincoln include the colour poetry collection 15 Ways to Get Dressed, which she wrote and illustrated, Pets, Pets, Pets, illustrated by Chris Fisher, and Hush Baby Hush, Lullabies from Around the World, illustrated by Pam Smy. Kathy visits schools regularly, running workshops and performing her work. She lives in north London. PAM SMY studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, part of Anglia Ruskin University, where she now lectures part-time. Pam has illustrated books by Conan Doyle, Julia Donaldson and Linda Newbury, as well as Bob Cattell's Butter-Finger series for Frances Lincoln. She lives in Cambridge.


Introduction My Fat Baby - Greenland, Inuit Heart-Finder - North America, Wampanoag Black-Eyed Peas with Onions - Turkey Candy Floss - Iraq Stir, Stir the Chocolate - Mexico Sugar, Bread and Butter - India Oh, My Child - Nigeria Row, Row to the Fishing Rock - Norway Smuggler's Lullaby - Wales Alulu - Malawi Go to Sleep - Spain Hush, Baby, Hush - Jamaica Sleep, Sleep, Little One - Japan Ja-Jangka - Korea All the Pretty Little Horses - USA Sleep, Johnny, Sleep - Czech/Moravian Go to Bed, Tom - UK The Sun Goes Down - Austria Bedtime Aunties - Bangladesh Not Luisa! - Italy Sleep, Come Quickly - France Hushabye, Baby, Hush - Russia Ninna Nanna - Italy Tutu Maramba - Brazil Sleep, Baby, Sleep - Hungary La-La-La Lai - Iran Maranoa Lullaby - Australia, Aboriginal Great Grandma's Lullaby - Korea The Sun Sleeps - Greece Music

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781845079673
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 40
  • ID: 9781845079673
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 1845079671

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