WAKE UP, SLEEPY HEAD! by Mandy Ross

WAKE UP, SLEEPY HEAD!

Early Morning Poems
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Age Range: 4 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Animated by inventive rhymes and varied rhythms, this import—companion to Animal Lullabies (2003)—makes a perfect tool for getting young sleepyheads up and going. Generally urged on by animal parents, a range of creatures from familiar farmyard denizens to jellyfish, slugs, a baby skunk—“Sleeping sound, stinking sweet, / My little skunkadee. / Such a shame to wake you, / My little stinkaree”—sloths, spiders, even an ammonite (“I’m an ammonite / Curled up tight / All day / And all night.”) face the new day. Kolanovic adds plenty of smiling, dot-eyed figures in pastel-toned natural settings. A sweet reminder that poetry is as satisfying to hear in the morning as it is at bedtime. (Picture book/poetry. 4-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-904550-33-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Child's Play
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2005




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