A Child's Good Morning Book

A Child's Good Morning Book

by Margaret Wise Brown, Jean Charlot
     
 

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It's time to wake up!

Roosters are crowing,

rabbits are nibbling,

flowers are opening,

bees are buzzing.

How will you start your morning? Join four special little ones as they awaken with the warm rising sun. You, too, can glide gently into the morning with rousing text by Margaret Wise Brown and vibrant illustrations by Karen

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It's time to wake up!

Roosters are crowing,

rabbits are nibbling,

flowers are opening,

bees are buzzing.

How will you start your morning? Join four special little ones as they awaken with the warm rising sun. You, too, can glide gently into the morning with rousing text by Margaret Wise Brown and vibrant illustrations by Karen Katz. Originally published in 1952, this book will inspire all of us to celebrate the wonder and possibility that comes with the dawning of each new day.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Katz's (Princess Baby) nursery patchwork quilt approach is a far cry from the Jean Charlot illustrations originally paired with Brown's (Goodnight Moon) text back in 1952 (the book was created as a companion to the Caldecott Honor title A Child's Good Night Book). "A squirrel pops out of his hole in the tree. Who woke me up? The sun! The sun is up!" announces a typical spread. Katz turns on the twee faucet: she shows a cutest-ever baby playing peek-a-boo with a blanket while birdies, bunnies and a dozing horsey (with a silver-white mane) array themselves about the smiling squirrel's tree. Katz's legions of fans will certainly rejoice to see her signature kewpie doll-like characters cavorting to the words of the grande dame. But those who love Brown for her honesty and directness may just shake their heads. Ages 4-8. (Jan.)

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
A new day begins with the morning star and the beams of sunlight greeting the sky. The dark, night sky on the title page is quickly chased away. Even the end pages with the warm, yellow orange hues suggest the opening of a beautiful, sunny day. Brilliant colors of the dawning day begin to awaken the outdoors. In the window of each house, the children are still snug in their beds. The roosters crow, the birds chirp, the horses gallop, and the children stretch and yawn to start a new day. More of the outdoors begins to wake up to the warmth of the golden sunlight. The children get dressed to celebrate the day with great cheer and excitement. Young children will enjoy the brightly colored illustrations and the cute, round faces of the children in the story. This reprint with Karen Katz's illustrations is a delightful version that works with the words of Margaret Wise Brown. Jean Charlot illustrated the original book. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal

PreS-K

Four children wake up with the sun shining brightly into their window. But before they leave their beds, the birds, horses, squirrels, and other creatures have already started their day. In this newly illustrated edition, originally published in 1952 (HarperCollins), Katz has reinterpreted the text in her warm and rounded style. Babies, animals, and even the bumblebees have circular faces with small features matching the simplicity of the narrative. Brightly colored patterns and use of collage add interest to each page. This book has been popular over the years. Refresh collections as needed.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

Kirkus Reviews
It's amazing how many reincarnations of Margaret Wise Brown's books maintain relevance to today's toddlers, proving just how much she was in touch with children's feelings. Originally published in 1952 and illustrated by Jean Charlot, this simple, lyrical text describes the dawning of a new day for four young children as they wake up to roosters crowing, rabbits nibbling, flowers opening, birds singing and bees buzzing. "A squirrel pops out of his hole in the tree. / Who woke me up? / The sun! / The sun is up! / Wake up squirrel. / Frisk away." Katz's colorful illustrations have a painted-applique look with her signature outlined shapes and fabric patterns. Each round-faced cutie is depicted as a different ethnicity, but they all respond to the world in similar ways. It's the morning after "goodnight moon"-time to wake up and welcome (back) a new day. (Picture book. 3-5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694008827
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.86(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.

Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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