Shhh! Hardcover – 5 Aug 2004
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"Tony Ross's artwork is among the most sophisticated on offer to children, its brilliance often linked to its brevity. . . Delightful and wise." (Guardian)
"This is a book to shout (quietly) about." (Booktrusted News)
"Cleverly manoeuvred and worth a look." (Nursery World)
"This is a book that can be enjoyed over and over again." (5to7 Educator)
"I wish there were more books like this" (Books for Keeps)
An eloquent and brilliantly executed plea for peace by the creators of the award-winning Tadpole's Promise and many other classic picture book titles.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Accompanied by humorous illustrations - I love the picture of the tired father pacing all night with the wailing baby - the story teaches small children the value of peace and quiet, and the importance of listening to each other. Perhaps it also reminds the busy grown-ups that even the smallest and quietest of children can have big things they're desparate to share.
Throughout the story, a little shrew has the secret of Peace on Earth and tries long and hard to impart his message unsuccessfully. The book is left open-ended as the message is clear yet the story itself unfinished: can the readers themselves be quiet enough to listen?. This however is part and parcel of the book's quirky charm.