The Storytime: The Snake Who Says Shhh... by Jodie Parachini


The Storytime: The Snake Who Says Shhh... by Jodie Parachini

A sweet story about being heard that's sure to become a bedtime favourite. Seth slithers out of his hole and tries to say his first word, but all that comes out is 'Shhh'. His mother encourages Seth to try again, but no luck. All he can say is 'Shhh'! The jungle animals who have gathered to hear Seth's first word erupt into giggles and fits of laughter. Whoever heard of a snake that said shhh? The grumpy leopard then tells the other animals that they need to decide on a present to give Seth. The animals shout out suggestions from a toothbrush to leaves. But none of them can agree. Their shouting escalates until Seth cannot take any more. He loudly says 'SHHHHH!' The jungle animals then realize that the best gift for Seth would be some peace and quiet. QED's Storytime series is going from strength to strength and has recently had several titles read on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. These charming books combine colourful illustrations with heartwarming narrative, each with its own unique message for young children.


This is a lovely story about making your wishes known, illustrated in bright colours and with some gorgeous animal characters. Parents in Touch

About the Author

Besides being a writer of children's books, JODIE PARACHINI is a nonfiction editor who has worked in London, New York and Washington, DC. She has edited and produced titles such as 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. She has two daughters and currently lives in North London. CAROLINE PEDLER grew up in Cornwall but moved to Portsmouth and Bath for 13 years before returning to her hometown in 2005. Her career started when she was commissioned by Hallmark Cards UK in 1997, and she has since gone from strength to strength. Caroline has illustrated with a variety of different children publishers, including QED, and her books can be found worldwide in over 10 languages.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

4th August 2014



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