Shh! We Have A Plan

shhwehaveaplanWritten and Illustrated by Chris Haughton

Deep in the dark of night, four hunters creep through the forest, nets in hand, searching for a beautiful bird. When one is spotted, the littlest one says, “Hello birdie,” immediately followed by “Shh! We have a plan” by the other three. “Ready one, ready two, ready three…GO!” What follows in their attempt to capture a bird is hilarious and will have young children mimicking the hunters and laughing. The illustrations are minimalistic yet so expressive, reminding me of slapstick. The deep blues and purples perfectly capture the feeling of night accented by the whites of the hunters’ eyes and the rainbow colors of the birds. Will the hunters be successful? Will gentleness override force? Find out when you read Shh! We Have a Plan which phrase by the way is sure to become part of the readers speaking repertoire.

Review by Renee Larsen, Hillside Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: K-3

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Shh! We Have A Plan
Written by Chris Haughton
Candlewick Press
48 pages
Release Date: March 6, 2014
ISBN: 9781406342321 (hardcover)

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2 thoughts on “Shh! We Have A Plan”

  1. I think I need to get this one, it sounds fun and I love the coloring that they are using to capture night time.

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