The winner of the 2014 Association of Illustrators' Award for Children's Books, Shh! is the covetable new picture book from Chris Haughton, one of the most exciting new voices in children's literature.
A picture book about a beautiful bird, four friends and plans gone wrong...
The friends are out for a walk. Suddenly, they spot it – a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! They simply must have it and – ssh! – they have a plan. So they tip-toe very slowly, nets poised – "Ready one ... ready two ... ready three ... GO!" But, at the turn of the page, we find a ridiculous bunch of very tangled characters and a blissfully oblivious bird, flying away.
One hilarious foiled plan after another and it's clear that this goofy gang cannot catch that elusive birdie! But the littlest of this group, a quiet spectator up until now, knows that a bit of kindness can go a long way... Will his friends follow his gentle lead or will they get themselves into even more trouble?
The winner of the 2014 Association of Illustrator’s Award for Children’s Books, Chris Haughton’s covetable tale is now in a gorgeous board book edition.
About the Author
Chris Haughton is an Irish designer and illustrator, and the acclaimed author of the picture books A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Goodnight Everyone and Don't Worry, Little Crab. His books have won many prestigious prizes and awards, from the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award to The Irish Children's Book of the Year, and have been published into twenty-six different languages across the world. Originally from Dublin, Chris Haughton now lives in London.