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Wake up, me!
McGee, Marni.
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New York : Simon & Schuster books for young readers, [2002]

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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
A young child wakes up and greets the world, getting ready to play.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Wake up, ears.Wake up, eyes.No more lazy,sleepy sighs.It's morningand a toddler is awakening.Soon everyone in the housewill be awaketo dress, eat, play,and welcome the new day.Wake up,wake up, me!

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Booklist Review

Ages 3-7. To balance the many picture books about going to bed, including McGee and Williams' Sleepy Me (2001), here's one that recreates a toddler's morning ritual. A little boy awakens in a happy household where his parents greet him, feed him, dress him, and take him and his teddy bear outside to play. Meanwhile, the child provides a running, rhyming commentary on his morning, from «Wake up, ears. / Wake up, eyes. / No more lazy, / sleepy sighs.» to «Wake up, door. / Wake up, day. / Bear and I / are set to play. / Wake up, / wake up, me!» The large-scale, slightly scruffy drawings are brightened with sunny colors in a series of very appealing double-page spreads. Use this in story hours for the youngest. Carolyn Phelan.

Publisher's Weekly Review

"Wake up, ears./ Wake up, eyes./ No more lazy,/ sleepy sighs." Simple quatrains and sunny watercolors evoke the mood and rituals of a toddler's morning in Wake Up, Me! by Marni McGee, illus. by Sam Williams, the companion volume to Sleepy Me. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-This rise-and-shine book begins, "Wake up, ears. Wake up, eyes. No more lazy, sleepy sighs" and continues to follow a young boy as he greets the day, gets a tickle from his dad, has breakfast, gets dressed, and heads outside. "Wake up, door. Wake up, day. Bear and I are set to play." As with Sleepy Me (S & S, 2001), McGee's story is patterned after Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon (HarperCollins, 1947). The unique and contemporary differences make this book a fine choice for one-on-one sharing, for toddler storytimes, and for beginning readers. The characters are rendered in soft, subtly shaded watercolors, and are shown throughout a cozy house; the warmth that this family exudes is irresistible. The typeface is large and creates motion as it curves up and down each page. This book is a charmer.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.