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WAKE UP!  WAKE UP! by Nancy Davis


A Springtime Lift-the-Flap Book

by Nancy Davis, illustrated by Nancy Davis

Age Range: 1 - 3

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4424-1217-0
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Ladybug can't wait to share the good news.

After her lengthy snooze, she realizes spring has sprung and hurriedly shares her findings with the resting rabbit. The information builds as the proclamation moves forward. The beetle initially reports that “the snow has melted”; the bunny then also advertises to the chick that “the sun is shining.” Each animal joins the group to broadcast the announcement, but a shower threatens all plans. The insect once again leads the group as she encourages them to seek protection under a beautiful flower, its petals opening fully in an extended scene. Stiff flaps, initially difficult to grasp, add slight textual or visual details. While there are several featured characters, the bunny's peculiar shape (with disproportionate head, stumpy limbs and elongated body) serves as the dominant figure. Light skies and sunny flowers add minimal flavor.

This familiar pattern captures little of the renewal associated with the season. (Board book. 1-3)