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Hush That Hullabaloo!



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Hush That Hullabaloo! by Donna Marie Merritt
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Hush That Hullabaloo! is a rollicking, rhyming, read-aloud set in Scotland, full of Scottish words that will delight readers as they repeat the catchy phrases and imitate a Scottish brogue. Grandpa Goose is grouchy as the lads and lassies make a mess in his "hoose" and lots of noise--a hullabaloo! Grandma soothes him with the refrain, "Wheesht, wheesht, / It's only the wee ones. / Wheesht, wheesht, / Only the wee ones." Can you figure out what the hullabaloo is all about before Grandpa Goose does? The story includes a list of Scottish words, pronunciations, and meanings.

Author Biography

Donna Marie Merritt is a poet and children's author. Her sixth book of poetry, No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk, was released in spring 2017. Previous books include We Walk Together and Her House and Other Poems. Merritt's stories and poems have appeared in school reading programs, language arts books, Highlights High Five, Highlights Hello, and American Library Association's Book Links. Her poems have also been selected for a number of anthologies for both children and adults: Yale Medical Group's Caduceus, the Garbanzo Literary Journal, NCTE's Dear One: A Tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins, Connecticut Poetry Society's Olives, Now and Then: Poems in Honor of Donald Hall, National Geographic's Book of Nature Poetry, and Little, Brown's One Minute Till Bedtime. She has worked as a columnist for Teaching K-8 magazine, editor, teacher, and school library media specialist. Hush That Hullabaloo! is Merritt's sixteenth children's book. Visit her at Born in Hartford CT, Chris Demarest was raised in Amherst MA basking in the culture a small New England college town afforded. His interest in art goes back to his childhood, both his parents having artistic talent, his mother a former artist for Walt Disney Studios. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Mr. Demarest eventually settled in the Boston area where he began is freelance artist career working for The Boston Globe as a regular contributor. He went on to work for several major publications. Eventually he found his way into children's publishing and made that his career for over thirty years doing well over one hundred titles. In 1996 he became a volunteer firefighter in a small Vermont town where he lived with his wife and young son. The experiences from that avocation led to the first of his adventure series. FIREFIGHTERS A to Z, was chosen as a New York Times Best Book (2000). He continued with two more books on firefighting before expanding to water themes. The first was a book about a boat rescue with the USCG: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! A Coast Guard Rescue followed by HURRICANE HUNTERS: Riders On The Storm. For all his books, first-hand research was done. He spent a year flying with the Coast Guard and with the Hurricane Hunters, flew through Hurricane Ivan a Category 4 storm. ARLINGTON: The Story of Our Nation's Cemetery (Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press) was published in 2010. Beyond the publishing world Mr. Demarest volunteered time working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (NH) in the children's unit doing pencil portraits of patients, given as gifts to families. He continued this work at The Children's Inn, a home-away-from-home for patients and families at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda MD. As an official USCG artist, in 2006, he was sent to the Persian Gulf to live aboard patrol boats and document that experience on paper. Eight watercolors are now part of the twenty-five paintings in the USCG permanent collection. In 2011 Demarest started a tribute to the WW II generation. Five-plus years, over 150 paintings later, the tribute continues as a national tour. Currently he is at the Bainbridge Public Library (and surrounding libraries) through November 2016.
Release date Australia
June 20th, 2017
Illustrated by Chris Demarest
36 Illustrations
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing
Interest Age
From 5 to 12 years
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