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Giggle-wiggle wake-up!
Carlstrom, Nancy White.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
It's morning! Time for Sammy to get ready for school.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 76904.
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"Swirl in, twirl inMonday morning sunshineT i n y S h i n y Wakes a sleepyhead." It's morning! Time for Sam to get ready for school. After a sniffy-whiffy eat-up and a splashy-flashy wash-up, Sammy's off into the busy-whizzy wildness of a Monday morning. This delightful story captures all the bright promise of a preschooler's day.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

For Sammy the preschooler, there are a host of ways to describe the excitement that comes with the arrival of Monday morning. The sun's "skipping through the window" starts in motion "a tiny-shiny wake-up/ It's a tiny-shiny day." As Sammy and his mother make their way to school through the "busy whizzy wildness" of the city to gear up for another work week, "It's a whizzy-tizzy speed-up/ It's a whizzy-tizzy day." Music time, when Sammy and his classmates get to "clomp-stomp, clomp-stomp" around the room with percussion instruments, turns Monday into "a jingle-jangle juggle-up/It's a jingle-jangle day." As Carlstrom's (the Jesse Bear books) infectiously singsong text dances in readers' ears (some phrases are sure to become firmly lodged in youngsters' vocabularies), Sweet's (Charlotte in Paris) gleeful childlike watercolors harmonize with bright colors and devil-may-care perspectives (the rush-hour cars and trucks look as if they're rappelling up the roads). Characters appear as painted cutouts pasted onto the scene, an approach that brings to mind preschool art projects. Monday mornings may make grown-ups groan, but Carlstrom and Sweet know that children see a day filled with all the things that make life worthwhile-from noisy trucks to eager friends to hugs and kisses from Mommy. Ages 2-5. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Another gem from Carlstrom. It's Monday morning and Sammy is about to get up and face the day. "Scrit scrat," his kitten enters his room and tickles his toes to wake him. Then Sammy smells breakfast from the kitchen, "S i z z l e D r i z z l e." And finally, it's hide-and-seek when Mom comes in to wake him, "Peek out, squeak out /Silly-willy squawks." There is lots of wordplay and rhyme, with rich, playful, and splashy colors, as Sammy eats, puts on his clothes, brushes his teeth, and finally pops out into the big city with Mom. "Bing bang, bing bang/Busy whizzy wildness" as they head to school. Lively, child-friendly illustrations entice viewers to pore over the pages, which depict kids waving hello from school windows, giving hugs and kisses good-bye, and classmates playing musical instruments. Readers will agree with Sammy, "It's a giggle-wiggle day!" Great for a first day of school read-aloud or to introduce phonics.-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.