“Hush little baby, don’t say a word, ”
“Mama’s going to show you a hummingbird.”
“If that hummingbird should fly, ”
“Mama’s going to show you the evening sky.”
From award-winning artist Sylvia Long comes a touching version of the well-known lullaby, “Hush Little Baby.” Each spread reveals a tender scene as a mama bunny lulls her baby bunny to sleep by enlisting a parade of bedtime wonders — the beauty of a hummingbird in flight; the magic of a harvest moon; the reassurance of a parent’s hug, all these and more combine to create a classic volume sure to be treasured for generations to come.

Awards and honors for “Hush Little Baby”:
Child Magazine “Best Books of 1997”
Bookbuilders West Award


This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.


  1. My son loves this book because words and its so simple and easy to read.

  2. I love this book. I remember listening (and also singing the Hush
    Little Baby Lullaby in years gone by. Great book the the little ones.

  3. The rhyming phrases are fascinating for a young child. This book is
    an absolute must for any child’s bookshelf. Highly, highly recommended.

  4. I happened upon this book nearly 3 years ago and it instantly
    became a favourite of mine and also for each of my sons. I’ve add a
    lyric about a sunset and a swing set when I sing it since we play on the
    swings in the evening and I look forward to adding more of our memories
    to the story.

  5. I find this book you can sing along with the rest of the family. I like to hum the song to my baby and sing to my son.

  6. great book and i love singing it to my baby. I hope to find a cd to go with the book and leave the cd player playing.

  7. i wished there was a CD with this book. I love singing my son to sleep. This book is great.

  8. Hush little baby, don’t say a word, ”
    “Mama’s going to show you a hummingbird.”
    I know the words by heart and sing it to my son.

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