Squirrel is trying to get her babies to take a nap, but they just can’t get to sleep, because the other residents of their tree are SO NOISY! Squirrel sets off to visit Owl in the hope that he can offer some help for the problem and there, from amongst his various pots and jars, he offers Squirrel “A Little Bit of Hush”. Owl and Squirrel set off into the wood to see if they can find what they need to refill the jar; the holes in the hubbub. The bubbles of silence. The pockets of hush…
In this noisy and busy world we live in, it is becoming ever more difficult to remember to stop and find a moment of peace. Paul Stewart’s gentle story beautifully explores the magic of silence and encourages us to be more aware of these moments within the nature around us.
Jane Porter’s bright and appealing collage-style drawings create a magical woodland for Owl and Squirrel to walk through, as together they capture the moments of peace and hush they find within the woods.
This is the perfect story for sharing at bedtime, when hopefully the stillness and silence captured by Owl and Squirrel will have the same effect on other sleepy heads, who will finally join the squirrel babies in their sweet dreams and husshhhh.