Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Swinging in the Stars: Hush, Little Alien by Daniel Kirk (New York: Hyperion, 1999.

Daniel Kirk rewrites ""Hush, Little Baby, Don't Say a Word..." with words about the planets and stars and universe. There is one illustration that takes us from sf to fantasy, when the milkway is portrayed as gigantic baby bottles, but apart from that, the pictures of aliens large enough to treat humans as soft toys are rather lovely.

Hush, little alien, don't say a word,
Papa's gonna catch you a goonie bird.
If that goonie bird flies to far,
papa's gonna lasso you a shooting star.
If that shooting star's too hot,
Papa's gonna find you an astronaut!
If that astronaut should fight,
Papa's gonna bring you a satellite!
If that satellite gets away,
Papa's gonna take you to the Milky Way!
If that milk has got no cream,
Papa'sgonna buy you a laser beam!
If that laser makes things melt,
Papa's gonna get you a new tool belt.
With that tool belt on your hip,
you're gonna build a rocket ship.
And when that rocket ship takes flight,
Papa's gonna give you a kiss good night!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this book --- bought a copy for one of my nephews when he was just a year old, and am going to borrow it back this spring when our first baby is born.

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