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Shh! The Whale Is Smiling
Shh! The Whale Is Smiling

Shh! The Whale Is Smiling

By Josephine Nobisso, Illustrated by Maureen Hyde



40 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, Paperback Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: September 2000

ISBN 9780940112032

Rights: WOR

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While the rest of her family sleeps, a young girl takes her little brother—whom she knows will be frightened by the windstorm raging around their seaside house—on an imaginary voyage with his favorite animal, the humpback whale. The bed lifts and the waters welcome them as they embark on an undersea odyssey to swim and breach with the gentle creature who rocks them gently to sleep in a rumbling, shimmering hammock made of waves.


“Maureen Hyde's beautiful full color artwork aptly showcases this original and memorable storybook fable.”  —Children's Bookwatch

Author Biography

Josephine Nobisso is the author of Grandpa Loved and Grandma's Scrapbook. She lives in Westhampton Beach, New York.