Shh! We Have a Plan (Hardcover)

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By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
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This is my favorite picture book of 2014. In very few words Haughten captures the experience of being the youngest with clarity and good humor. His deeply saturated palette and blocky style work well. The blue landscape and group of stocking-capped bird hunters contrasting with the red birds they so ardently and unsuccessfully try to capture. Great fun!

— Rosanne


From the creator of Little Owl Lost and Oh No, George comes a funny, strikingly illustrated story of best-laid plans -- and the secret to attracting the birdie.

Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree "Hello birdie," waves one. "Shh We have a plan," hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea. Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying story whose visual humor plays out in boldly graphic, vibrantly colorful illustrations.

About the Author

Chris Haughton is the creator of Little Owl Lost and Oh No, George! He has taught many courses in design and illustration around the world. In 2007, he was named one of Time Magazine's DESIGN 100 for his work for Fair Trade and People Tree, and in 2011 he was named one of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators. Originally from Dublin, Chris Haughton now lives in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763672935
ISBN-10: 0763672939
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English