Where to begin with Patricia Polacco? A highly esteemed author and illustrator with over 100 books for children, Mommies Say Shhh! is just one example of her talent. From "Birds say cheep, cheep, cheep" to "Dogs say buff, buff, buff" and "Bunnies say nothing at all," Polacco captures the reader's attention with her wide-eyed characters, rampant farm animals, and humorous repetition of text. For a child learning the many different sounds that animals make, Mommies Say Shh! is nothing short of entertaining. And in case a child doesn't already know what mommies say---they say "shhh" (and for good reason as Polacco shows us!)
With so much detail and personality devoted to her illustrations, Polacco makes this book not only enjoyable for the 0-3 age-range, but also for older children who will, no doubt, imagine up their own story based on the abundance of character in each and every illustration.