Review: Hush! A Thai Lullaby Shows Spirit of Motherhood In Nighttime Routine

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When I was young, my mom used to read this book to me called Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Mingfong Ho. It’s about a mother who is trying to quiet everything so her baby can sleep. I bet that’s what my mom did when she tried to get me to stay asleep.

“Hush! Who’s that peeping from the ceiling?”

In the book, a mother is trying to get everyone to be quiet while her baby is sleeping. She quiets lizards, monkeys and even elephants until everything is silent. Finally, when the mother finally gets time to sleep, a surprise awaits at the end of the book!

I liked this book because there’s a lot you can learn from just a few sweet pictures by Holly Meade. For example, mother’s, no matter what culture, will do everything they can to make everything right for their child. Also, in almost every illustration in the book has the the baby in it. You might be thinking, what’s so cool about that? But the thing is, in most of them, the baby is either climbing back into his hammock or doing something unnoticed, like climbing on the roof or swinging on the shingles.

If you are ages three to five, you would really enjoy this book. We’ve read our copy so much that it’s worn out!

I think the book was pretty good. I rate it 3 out of 4 roses.





One comment

  1. Elena, what a sweet review for Mother’s Day. Why do you think it’s so important for Moms (and Dad’s) to read to their kids? Also, why do you think before bed is a great time to read together?


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