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Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton

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Shh! We Have A Plan by Chris Haughton
Published by Walker Books, 2014.

The latest offering from Chris Haughton is another delightful book in which the pictures tell the story.
While out walking, four friends spot a beautiful bird high in the treetops. They simply MUST catch it, they get ready their nets but of course, the best laid plans…….

They tip-toe, tip-toe very slowly, nets poised - "Ready one ... ready two ... ready three ... GO!" There’s huge suspense for little listeners.

At the end of the book, we find an empty net and a blissfully oblivious bird, flying away. One hilarious plan after another is foiled. The only member of the group who comes close is the littlest of the group, a quiet spectator who instinctively knows that a bit of kindness is more important than the most detailed plans.

Haughton’s latest picture book has proven a much loved favourite among children aged 2 to 3. Just as well it only contains approximately a hundred words because they will want to hear it over and over again.

Check out Chris Haughton’s other award-winning books for very young children, A Bit Lost and Oh No George!

Shh! We Have A Plan is the winner of the 2014 Irish Book Awards, Specsavers Children’s Junior Book of the Year.