Illustrator: Eugene Yelchin

In a quiet house

on a quiet street

a not-so-quiet baby cried…


So begins this raucous read-aloud about a family who tries everything imaginable to help Baby stop crying. Children will love chanting along with this rhyming, cumulative tale as it builds in humor and frenetic energy right up to the hilarious ending.

Designed to reinforce reading readiness skills (prediction, phonemic awareness), the easy-to-memorize text is sure to delight and empower even the youngest “readers”.

Great baby shower gift or classroom addition. And a sweet and loving reminder to us all that it really does take a village to raise a child! (Preschool–2nd grade)


“Humorous, cumulative story that cries out to be read aloud. Every action is given a sound effect description, usually two words, with the rhyming phrases adding up in a funny reverse list that children will enjoy repeating or acting out: P-e-e-u-u-w-w! / Peek-a-boo! / Hush, hush! / Rush, rush! A winning choice for reading aloud in storytimes and a fine gift for a family with a new baby, with or without a dog.”

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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