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In 1999, 53 percent of children ages 3 to 5 were read to daily by a family member, the same as in 1993 after increasin... More


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SHHHH!!!

Author: Lynnette Schuepbach

Illustrator: Lynnette Schuepbach

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Publisher: Creative Sources, ©2004

Material: paperback

Summary: Adrianna Danielle wants us to meet everyone in her family, including all her pets. It is just that we need to be quiet, because everyone we meet is sleeping. This is a picture book that has built-in learning opportunities for preschoolers.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 5

Age of Child: Read with 4 year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: This quickly became a favorite…not for the learning, but for the chance to tell someone "shhh" instead of being the one who is asked to be quiet!

Adult Reader Reaction: The story itself it pretty basic; to make it great, you need to use your imagination and take advantage of the learning ideas the author offers.

Pros: The book is easily absorbed, with plenty of implicit and explicit learning opportunities.

Cons: None, really. If you are a parental reader that doesn't like to embellish or create activities from a story, this may not be your book.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! The book is valuable on a lot of levels and the sophistication of how you use it can grow with your child.

If You Liked This Book, Try: Who's Not Asleep, Good Night Sweet Butterflies, and Sleep Tight, Little Mouse.

Educational Themes: With the help of the author's guide, you can expand beyond this book to talk about math, geography, science, art, speech development, character development and literature.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, intereactive learning

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2005

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