Hush, Little Dragon

Hush, Little Dragon

By Boni Ashburn
Illustrator Kelly Murphy


Price: $15.26

  • Publication Date: February 4, 2016
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9781613123508
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: 32 pages of full-color illustrations
  • Rights: World English

Adorable dragons search for a bedtime snack in this heartfelt and funny debut picture book set to the tune of "Hush, Little Baby."

Baby and Mama dragon are almost ready to settle in for the night. But Baby can't sleep until he gets a treat, so together they search for one in a beautifully detailed village. But there are so many options to choose from! Will they devour the town's magician? Eat the three musketeers? Gobble up the princess? Or maybe dine on the mean old queen? Exhausted from their clever culinary adventure, Mama and Baby dragon settle down to a good night's sleep in this warm, funny tale.

Using a tried-and-true lullaby with a clever twist, and warm illustrations to bring the story to life, this picture book will be a familiar yet original read for picky eaters—and readers—at bedtime and storytime.

About the author

Boni Ashburn hoped that Hush, Little Dragon would encourage her own picky eaters to be more adventurous with food choices. But no matter how much she begs, they still refuse to eat magician. Boni lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband and four children. Visit her online at

Dragons have long been extinct in southeastern Massachusetts, where Kelly Murphy grew up. But fortunately, her mother would sing to her a similar version of “Hush, Little Dragon” when she was crying. Kelly lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Visit her online at