Cover image for Don't wake up Mama!
Title:
Don't wake up Mama!
Author:
Christelow, Eileen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[New York, NY] : Houghton Mifflin, [2001]

â„—2001
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog. + 1 book (32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm)
Summary:
The Five little monkeys are eager to bake a cake for their mother's birthday.
General Note:
"Another Five little monkeys story" -- title page.

Side 1 with page turn signals, Side 2 without page turn signals.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
290 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.9 0.5 43014.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 15284 Guided reading level: I.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780395764794

9780618135394
Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording

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Summary

Summary

"The five little monkeys are back, this time eager to bake a cake for their mother's birthday. As she sleeps in blissful ignorance, the children demolish the kitchen, and the smoking cake attracts the fire department. She sleeps through the clamor until a rousing chorus of 'Happy Birthday!' wakes her. . . . Christelow's cartoon figures are as exuberant as ever, and their gleeful monkeyshines will capture youngsters' attention. An additional title that will combine nicely with Christelow's other books for a foolproof story time."--School Library Journal

"The five simian siblings, last seen picnicking in Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, have decided to bake a birthday cake for Mom. Up at dawn, they dash off to the kitchen, hoping to accomplish their task without waking her. With characteristic exuberance, they produce a colossal mess as they concoct the culinary treat and then undertake a noisy wood-working project. . . . Christelow's full-color mixed-media illustrations humorously convey the total mayhem created by these well-intentioned children. . . . Few children will be able to resist this delightful sequel."--ALA Booklist


Author Notes

Eileen Christelow was born in Washington, D.C., on April 22, 1943. As a child, books were a huge part of Christelow's life: they were always presents for her birthday and Christmas, as well as when she was sick. Much of her childhood was spent reading and rereading them. In high school, Christelow wrote stories for the school magazine, and planned on majoring in English in college. Instead, when Christelow entered her freshman year at college she became interested in art history and eventually found her true passion in photography.

Christelow received her B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965, and soon after she began photographing buildings for architects and shooting photo essays on urban life for small magazines. While earning a living as a photographer and graphic designer, Christelow began experimenting with writing and illustrating children's picture books. Her first published book, Henry and the Red Stripes, was inspired by a poster she created for a science museum.

Many of Christelow's books, including Don't Wake Up Mama!, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, and Henry and the Dragon, have been named Children's Choice Books of the Year by the Children's Book Council and the International Reading Association. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Christelow has published over a dozen books and her photographs have appeared in publications such as Home, Progressive Architecture, and the New York Times Book Review.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. The five simian siblings, last seen picnicking in Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree [BKL My 15 91], have decided to bake a birthday cake for Mom. Up at dawn, they dash off to the kitchen, hoping to accomplish their task without waking her. With characteristic exuberance, they produce a colossal mess as they concoct the culinary treat and then undertake a noisy woodworking project. The cake burns, the fire department arrives, and all is brought back under control--incredibly, without waking Mom. Christelow's full-color mixed-media illustrations humorously convey the total mayhem created by these well-intentioned children. Although it seems unlikely that Mom's earmuffs would actually allow her to sleep through the cacophony around her, few children will be able to resist this delightful sequel. ~--Kay Weisman


School Library Journal Review

PreS-- The five little monkeys are back, this time eager to bake a cake for their mother's birthday. As she sleeps in blissful ignorance, the children demolish the kitchen, and the smoking cake attracts the fire department. She sleeps through the clamor until a rousing chorus of ``Happy Birthday!'' wakes her. When she informs everyone that her birthday is the next day, silent plans are made for another cake. While this story lacks the infectious humor and counting motif of its predecessors, children will enjoy the repetition of ``Sh-h-h! Don't wake up Mama.'' Christelow's cartoon figures are as exuberant as ever, and their gleeful monkeyshines will capture youngsters' attention. An additional title that will combine nicely with Christelow's other books for a foolproof story time. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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