- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Key Porter Books (March 7 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1552634426
- ISBN-13: 978-1552634424
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,491,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
While Hush is certainly sentimental, it avoids the melodrama of the Munsch bestseller, which features a grown-up child rocking his mother to sleep on her deathbed. Sara's mother doesn't die, and indeed, on the final page of this more cheerful paean to mother love, she joins her daughter in comforting her granddaughter. Alice Priestley's sunny watercolours in a rainbow of dewy pinks and blues add to the joyful atmosphere. Still, like Munsch's famous tearjerker, this is a book more for adults than for children. (Ages 3 to 6) --Lisa Alward
Close your eyes, my baby. This too shall pass. Hush the hurt, my heart. Tears may fall, but I am here, so hush. Hush is the story of a mother?s love, unyielding over the years. Sara is a happy little girl ? like most kids she has not a care in the world. But every now and then she finds herself feeling less than happy -sometimes sad, sometimes hurt. Who can she turn to? Mom. A mom is always there with a hug and soothing words to make everything better, really as only a mother can. Now Sara is growing up and will soon leave her mother to start a life of her own. Will teenage Sara still seek the comfort of mom when life takes its turns? And what will grown-up Sara do when her own daughter suffers childhood?s bumps and bruises? With dynamic colour illustrations, Hush is a wonderfully poetic dedication to that unique everlasting bond between mother and child.