Shh!: We Have a Plan

By HAUGHTON, Chris

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ISBN
9780763672935
Publisher
Candlewick


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

PreS-Gr 2—In a gorgeous nocturnal landscape of deep purples and blues, four figures go marching along. The three big ones are holding nets, and the little one trails slightly behind. Suddenly, they spy a bright pink bird in the tree. "Hello, birdie," calls the little one. "Shh," reprimands the first one. "SHH!" hisses the next. "We have a plan," explains the third, holding up a birdcage. They tiptoe towards the bird with hilariously expressive body language until, "ready one…ready two…ready...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

With cover art recalling Ungerer's The Three Robbers (rev. 6/62) and the wry sensibility of Klassen's Hat books, this is a natural choice for any storytime. A spare, humorous text pairs with blocky digital illustrations to tell the story of four companions (three of them outfitted with nets) out hunting in the woods; there they spy a bird, its vibrant red plumage interrupting the controlled palette of blue shades. The three larger hunters shush their smallest, netless cohort when he call...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

In spare, humorous text and blocky digital illustrations, four hunters (three of them outfitted with nets) pursue a vibrantly red bird through...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on November 1, 2014

A sure-fire crowd-pleaser, Shh! We Have a Plan pairs bold visuals with a gleefully silly sense of humor. Chris Haughton limits the palette of his retro-looking illustrations to shades of blue, with the exception of the orange and magenta bird. Flitting from page to page, the bird is as eye-catching to the reader as it is to ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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