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Hush, Little Dragon by Boni Ashburn

2210405Hush, Little Dragon
Boni Ashburn
Illustrated by Kelly Murphy
2008 Abrams Books for Young Readers
ISBN – 9780810994911
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Preschool
5 Stars


Sung to the tune of Hush Little Baby, the momma dragon sings a bedtime story to her baby dragon. She sings to him about all the things he likes to eat, and when the day is done and he is so very full, it is time to sleep tight. I love this book, because it can be read, but is better when it is sung. It has great rhythm and rhyming. I also think it is funny in an adorable way. Some might think it is a bit weird, because the dragon eats all sorts of people and royalty. I think what keeps this from being morbid and disturbing, is that it is so obviously fantastical. I love the illustrations, the dragon is so adorable. The colors are bright yet soft, as are the pictures as a whole. The facial expressions of the dragon as well as the dragons meals are priceless. This book may not be for the faint of heart, but is perfect for those with a sense of humor that aren’t afraid to sing. I am thinking of purchasing this for my Nephew for Christmas!


2 thoughts on “Hush, Little Dragon by Boni Ashburn

  1. I love this book! I met Boni when she was touring with this book and I’m so happy for all the success this book has had. If you like this book, check out “Over at the Castle,” Boni and Kelly’s sequel to “Hush, Little Dragon.”

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