Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book Review: Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep by Kathy Stemke

Title: Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep

Written by: Kathy Stemke

Illustrated by: Jack Foster

Soft cover: 22 pages

Ages: 3-7

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Print ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-156-6

eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-157-7

Published: May 2011

Print Price: $10.95

eBook Price: $5.00

Zachary’s time was no longer his own with his new found big brother responsibilities. Beyond his normal chores he is now expected to help all the time. To make it fun Zachary turns into a superhero when he wears his special black-framed glasses. The most difficult task at hand was to keep Layla sleeping during nap time. But how can one young boy accomplish this when there are many outside forces threatening Layla’s slumber?

Have no fear, superhero Zachary is here to save the day from strong breezes, chirping birds, train whistles, and a grizzly bear who means no harm. Through Ms. Stemke’s expert rhyme and consonant blends storytelling Zachary learns what family is all about and what it truly takes to be a good big brother.

Children’s author, Kathy Stemke spins an adventurous imagination of big brother responsibilities into a delightful tale accompanied with a comprehensive teacher’s learning guide making for a winning combination of a must have book for libraries and classrooms around the globe.

Jack Foster’s brilliant illustrations soar from the pages into your child’s imagination making reading a pure delight.

Learn more about Kathy Stemke’s illustrious career at

Become mesmerized in Jack Foster’s colorful world at


What was the occupation of The Flash?

Come to the Author Interview at Donna Mc Dine’s blog June 23 for the answer


What is the name of the miniature city from Krypton kept by Superman in the Fortress of Solitude?

ANSWER: Kandor. Shrunk by the evil villain Brainiac before Krypton exploded, this city is kept by Superman in the Fortress of Solitude in hope of someday reversing the shrinking effects and freeing its residents to live a normal life on Earth or elsewhere.

Remember: Every answer or comment you make during this book tour puts your name in the hat for a fantastic prize, which includes amazon gift certificates, books, superhero figurines, and much more.

Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep can be found:

Guardian Angel Publishing:

Barnes and Noble:

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. Great review! Kids are going to enjoy reading this cute book.

  2. Great review, Donna. I'll be reading this one for the tour too. It sounds adorable.

    I think The Flash was a forensic scientist, but I wouldn't stake my life on it.

    Best of luck with your tour, Kathy.


  3. This is such a nice review. A great book for kids and a good topic!

  4. This sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading endlessly to any grandchildren that come my way! I found with my own children that those books are few and far between (Good Night Moon wins the prize on re-readability for me).

  5. Thanks for this review! Kathy is a great writer!

  6. Such a fun book, kids especially little boys will love it.


  7. Thanks for your kind words Susanne.

    I love that you ALWAYS answer my trivia question, Cheryl!

    I think it's an important topic for kids too Nancy.

    Thank you, Kelly. I do believe kids will enjoy reading this book over and over again.

    Thanks, Nancy, for the words of encouragement.

    Terri, I agree that boys will love this book!

    Thank you, Donna, for hosting me today. You're the best!

  8. Lovely review, Donna.
    A wonderful book for big brothers/sisters. I love the title, Kathy! :)

  9. Sounds like a cute book that kids will love, Kathy. Congratulations.

    Very nice review, Donna.

  10. Great review Donna... Thanks for the kind words and the link. A fun book for the kids and me ;o)

  11. Thanks for the review! Kathy will be coming around my neck of the woods too. Its great to see bloggers helping one another out.

  12. Kavitha, Beverly, Jack, and Stephen thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your support!

  13. Looks like a book many big brothers and big sisters will relate to. Cute cover, too.

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    I look forward to checking out your sites more and learning about your books!


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