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Shhh! by Valeri Gorbachev
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This book is about a little boy who loves his brother so much that while he's asleep he is quiet and the toys need to be settled down as well. This is a lesson on respect for others.
  allymeers | Sep 5, 2016 |
Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Media: Watercolors, Gouache, Ink
This book is CRF because it is about a boy who must be very quiet when his baby brother sleeps, he stops playing and he stops imagining so he doesn't wake his brother. I would probably have this in my classroom library because I do overall like it. It is cute and is a good example of being quiet which sometimes little kids need. ( )
  ShayleeHutchison | Mar 3, 2016 |
Here's one of my favorite illustrators! The books he both writes and illustrates are sometimes slight, but this one works well, not least because it's about a big brother who is refreshingly NOT resentful and angry about his baby brother's needs, even when things are clearly a little dull at naptime (the crossed-legged waiting-on-the-couch picture is great, plus it gives us our first reveal about the book). ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
When his baby brother is asleep, this older brother is as quiet as can be. Not only does he walk on tippy-toes, he makes sure everyone else keeps silent as well. He stops the clown from laughing, the tiger from growling, and the pirates from firing their booming cannons. But when his brother awakes the boy makes his toy clown laugh again, he growls with his stuffed tiger, and the pirates fire loud cannon balls into the bathtub! Noisy play reigns until baby brother goes back to sleep again.

This story of a boy who lovingly watches over his younger brother is filled with detailed illustrations rendered in pen and ink and colored with soft watercolor washes. The text is minimal, with the frequently repeated, “Shhh!” I love the pages that show the boy, an endearing toddler in red overalls and wide-brimmed hat, telling the various toys that have come to life in his imagination to be quiet, “Shhh!”

Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day: http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com/2012/05/book-124-shhh-by-valeri-gorbachev.ht...
  amy-picturebookaday | May 5, 2012 |
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Review: This story is for the early primary kids. Even though it's for the little ones, it's a great story to read about the need to be quiet sometimes and the importance of it. It is a realistic fiction story because this happens every day with students who have younger siblings that nap; they need to be quiet while their younger sibling is napping. It is not based off of anything true or that happened in real life, making it realistic fiction.

Character: This book was written for little, younger children, so there really was no great setting, plot, style, or point of view that stood out. The main character of this story is the older brother. He does not have a name and there is not much we know about him, other than he is making sure he is oh so very quiet while his baby brother sleeps. Because of this, he is a flat character.

Media: watercolors, gouache, and ink ( )
  Venisa | Mar 26, 2012 |
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A little boy tries hard to be quiet while his little brother takes a nap.

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