It's Time to Hush and Say Good Night

By Chitra Soundar

Illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

A dream-ride of a bedtime book, inspired by ancient Indian lullabies.

Travel a lush dreamscape world as a father lulls his toddler towards sleep, weaving a quilt of dreams across the roaring seas and through the inky night - and dealing with some big toddler emotions en route. Sumptuously illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat, and infused with the spirit and flora and fauna of India.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 2+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529501759
  • Published: 01 Feb 2024
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 240 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'Inspired by ancient Indian lullabies, this magical story is lushly illustrated in purple and blue hues by Prabhat… The beautiful artwork and elegant text elevates this title above the usual bedtime books.' The Bookseller

'Lovingly written and sumptuously illustrated.' Books That Help

'This is a smashing book to share with a little one just before bedtime; it’s infused with love and the magical images of possibilities inspired by the interplay of the verbal and visual.' Red Reading Hub

'A story that will lure you into a vibrant, bold and wonderful dreamscape like no other. With deeply coloured illustrations full of life and movement from Sandhya Prabhat the combination of story and image will both intrigue the listener and lull them… With its gentle rhyming text and its sense of both reader and listener weaving a quilt of dreams across roaring seas and through the inky night sky this book is incredibly gentle and calming, leaving in its wake a warm and contented feeling.' Armadillo Magazine

'The splendid illustrations suffuse every page and work in perfect harmony with the carefully chosen, poetic words of the lullaby… I strongly recommend this beautiful book which will be treasured by young children and their parents as a bedtime favourite.' The Letterpress Project

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