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WAKE UP, ME! by Marni McGee


by Marni McGee & illustrated by Sam Williams

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: April 1st, 2002
ISBN: 0-689-83163-3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

The sun is just rising and with it a toddler is waking to take on the day. In this companion book to Sleepy Me (2001), the familiar little boy rises out of bed and prepares for the day. Lying in bed, his ears and his eyes wake, followed by his nose and his chin. As his father scoops him up, “Here comes giggle. Here comes grin!” They go to the window where they watch as the birds, the wind, the flowers, and the trees wake up. At breakfast, “Wake up spoon. Wake up, plate.” As they are preparing to go to the park, “Wake up, coat. Wake up, cap.” Finally, after the toddler greets all the other things around him, it’s time for “Wake up, wake up, me!” The energy builds as the morning progresses and the family goes about its morning routine. The rhyming text and repetitive phrases set a rhythm that is carried through the simple story. Soft watercolors with gently smudged pastel edges cover each double-paged spread. Start the day off right with this happy and energetic youngster. (Picture book. 2-5)