Chris Haughton: Shh We Have a Plan

I really like the illustrations in this boardbook there s something really uniue and cartoonish about them which makes them stand out from the crowd The story is ssentially a seuence of failed bird captures by four people tracking a bird through the woods it s simple but uite funny The narrative is repetitive demonstrating the four people tracking the bird havi An utterly delightful read aloud It s hard to say who will Welcome Home, Cowboy (Wed In The West, enjoy it the reader or the audience The two year old on my lap last weekendnjoyed it Snowbound Bride (Harlequin Men in Uniform Miniseries) every bit as much as I did and we were bothxcited to Read it again This is a very ntertaining book about a group of four who are searching in the dark of night for something to catch Three of the group are bigger and often tell the smallest likely youngest of the group repetitively to Shh We have a plan The humor comes from the futility of the group s plan and the silly results combined with the juxtaposition of the youngest s successful methods Does this book have a deeper meaning about kindness over stealth and force or listening to the wisdom of the young or perhaps a call for being calm patience and generous I m not sure but the book is sure fun to read aloud In fact our girls read it aloud to me which is always a treat I njoyed checking out the mostly blue shaded digital illustrations while they took over reading the dialogue In fact I had been dozing off the food and activities of our Thanksgiving day when the girls woke me with numerous whispers of Shh We have a plan We laughed over the silliness of the characters and marveled at the success of the little one The Between the Land and the Sea (Marinas Tales, ending was appropriately silly with the littlest one shrugging as if to say Here we go again We all reallynjoyed reading this book together Our youngest liked to point out how the Gilligan Unbound endpapers feature birds at. From award winning illustrator Chris Haughton one of the mostxciting new voices in children's literature comes a brand new picture book about a beautiful bird an unuenchable desire and plans.

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I really appreciated though that other than being littler all the figures look relatively the same There are many things that bring all 4 together and only 1 thing that separates them This is a wonderful message of acceptance and Gone for Soldiers endurance in the face of a little difference between friendsMy nephew uite loved the book andspecially the repeating phrase Shh We ve got a plan This was uite the giggle fest which is lovely to see on him when he is normally hurrying to finish the book so he can get to the drawing He could still discern that it was the boy that got the bird He loved the Hotshot P.I. end where they switch from birds to suirrels and the littler guy seems resigned that they will repeat their same mistakesI TOTALLY would purchase this book It is a MUST in a home library and can be read for many years and still bear message fruit for a young reader to discuss with you BOTTOM LINE Multi layered messages in a gorgeously illustrated bookYou can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer See my picture book reviews in a special feature called Boo s Picture Gallery Fantastic illustrations would make a great readers theater for younglementary school children This is our new favorite i didn t think something could top LITTLE OWL LOST for sheer cuteness and cleverness but Haughton has done it After one reading my toddler had the rhythm of this down and now when I read it to him he supplies the shh Such a fun book Four friends have a plan to catch a birdie they spot in the woods But that plan turns into falling splashing and running Ready one ready two ready threeGO Shadows and shades of blue play on the page creating a silly mood and Mean Girls energy Thoseyes They say it allPlus Shhhh is the perfect read aloud sound and word A fun simple tale and plan that made me smile. E 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 awa.

Summary Shh We Have a Plan

The beginning and suirrels at the Moonlight and Mistletoe (Harlequin Historical, end 5 art4 storyThe illustrations My gosh the illustrations You know illustrators don t getnough credit How many of us have pictures in our heads that have traveled along with us throughout our lives and then one day purely by accident we open a book and there it is it hits like a wall of memory that picture So familiar All the colours leap to life something that was beautiful and new and full of wonder or frightening or disturbing it s all there Can you tell me Michelangelo wanted anything from his fans But there I go ranting on again It s a kids book It s awesome It s a little My cousin fell asleep midway through the book Thank you Mr Haughton Clever cute and colorful I Duty to Protect expect this would be so much fun to read aloud for story time Check out picture book reviews Perspective of a WriterThree friends decide to catch the bird they spot in the woods One little friend wants to try another approach but SHH they have a PLAN Not the best oneither as that plan turns into falling splashing and runningI KNEW we had to read this book as soon as I saw the wonderful ART And I was NOT disappointed it is a truly beautiful book from the illustrations to the message This is the kind of picture book I would LOVE to create myself The first thing I loved was the contrast of the dark blue figures in the dim blue world to the bright and vibrant birds I think there is a hint here about nature and wildlife compared to the human world I love that subtle nvironmental message Then we have these three that stick together and basically do only what they all agree to do together The littler guy is the odd man out he s thinking for himself and is successful BECAUSE he didn t go with the crowd Being 1 of many is not nearly as mpowering as someone who thinks for themselves. Gone awry Four friends three big and one little are out for a walk Suddenly they spot it a beautiful bird perched high in a tree They simply MUST have it and SHH they have a PLAN So they tip to.

Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator and author living in London He was listed in Time magazine's 'DESIGN 100' for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree His debut book 'A Bit Lost' was first published in English in September 2010 It has been translated into 15 languages and won 9 awards in 7 countries including the Dutch Picturebook of the Year'Oh No George'