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HEY! WAKE UP!

Author: Sandra Boynton

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Publisher: Workman Publishing, ©2000

Material: board book

Summary: The reader encourages the animals to get up out of bed and start their day. There is lots of potential for interactive reading: imitating, identifying and talking with animals; acting out wake-up activities and general dancing and pretend play.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 0 to 3

Age of Child: Started reading with child 18 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: Every Boynton book gets a grand reception! The rhythm and fun pictures engage his/her attention.

Adult Reader Reaction: Boynton is always a favorite; her upbeat rhythm and silly rhyming words keep parents and toddler bouncing. The animal characters are engaging and provide opportunities for identification.

Pros: Amusing animals and rhyming words make this fun. The theme of getting up and starting the day is a good one for this toddler who is NOT a morning person!

Cons: None

Borrow or Buy: Buy! Boynton reading is ALWAYS fun. The toddler continually goes back to her books and often reads them to herself with the same rhythm.

If You Liked This Book, Try: PAJAMA TIME   THE GOING TO BED BOOK   IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE

Educational Themes: This book offers a fun way to teach toddlers about morning wake up rituals.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal stories, picture book

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003

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