Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hush, Little Horsie: Jane Yolen

To continue our horse theme this month, we have Hush, Little Horsie, a board book by prolific megastar author, Jane Yolen. The traditional style illustrations are jewel-like and will especially interest totz who are enamored with horses. Interesting that our two books chose to spell the titles differently: horsey/horsie.

In this clever take-off on the lullaby: Hush, Little Baby, mama horses promise to watch over their little horsies as they frolic and play and, eventually, fall asleep.

Hush, little horsie,
Asleep on the plain.
Your mama will shade you
From sunshine and rain.

This could be sung at bedtime to your totz. A sweet book!

Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Ruth Sanderson
Random House, 2010/2013

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