Hush, Little Alien
|by Daniel Kirk
In this adaptation of the old lullaby, Hush, Little Baby, an extraterrestrial child is promised an assortment of outer space presents ending with a goodnight kiss from his adoring father.
This adorable book edition takes a trip complete with goonie birds and shooting stars as an alien dad sings his little alien a good-night lullaby.
Reviews of Hush, Little Baby
Review from Book Page
Daniel Kirk’s little green aliens will win your heart!
Daniel Kirk speaks about Hush, Little Alien
I was driving my son, Russell, to nursery school.
When I got home, I sat down and wrote the story of Hush, Little Alien. I spent a long time drawing aliens, trying to come up with characters that were cute and funny, and not too weird, scary or ugly. When I began painting the illustrations for my book, I made the aliens red–but they looked too much like little devils! I repainted my characters a nice celery color instead.
Things to think about and do after reading Hush, Little Alien
1. Little Alien goes looking for a goonie bird in Hush, Little Alien to make into a pet.
2. Do you think that the presents the alien father gets for his son in Hush, Little Alien are good presents? If your parent were to bring you presents to make you happy, what would they be?
3. Find some other picture books about outer space or aliens at your library. How have different artists and writers imagined what outer space creatures would look like?