Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho
Set in a remote Thai village, a mother hushes the animals of their jungle home, from lizard to water buffalo to elephant, trying to quiet noises that might wake her child. When the animals are finally silenced the mother falls asleep, but the baby is awake, with wide eyes and a smile. The text is rhythmic and lyrical and the rich illustrations earned this book the 1997 Caldecott Honor.