hushlittledragonHush little baby, don’t say a word.
Mama’s found a book that beats the herd.

It’s got a little dragon and his mum.
She’s finding food for him, and not just crumbs.

A knight, a queen and a magician.
Yes, those folks are good nutrition.

Set to the tune of a sweet lullaby,
That author Boni Ashburn is awfully sly.

Please excuse my forced rhyme here,
Boni’s verse is better, don’t you fear.

In fact, that couplet with “nutrition”
Is the author’s, not my addition.

My three year-old just loves this book,
Hush Little Dragon boasts quite the hook.

So rush right out and grab this title,
Sorry I have nothing to rhyme with title.

Let me repeat just one more time,
Boni’s verses are better than mine.


Hush little baby, don’t say a word.
There’s a Hush sequel and maybe a third?

If Boni keeps writing books like this,
Kids everywhere will have reading bliss.

hushlittledragonHush, Little Dragon
Story by Boni Ashburn
Illustrations by Kelly Murphy
Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 2008
Want it? Sure you do!