Miko: Mom, Wake Up and Play!

Miko: Mom, Wake Up and Play!

by Brigitte Weninger, Stephanie Roehe
     
 

Miko is wide awake and ready to play, but Mom wants to sleep longer. What can Miko do until her alarm rings? Everything that Miko tries to read, play, or eat is one of Mom's favorite things too! He doesn't want her to miss out, so what can he do to save them for her, and pass the time until she's ready to join him?
This adorable new series delightfully captures

Overview

Miko is wide awake and ready to play, but Mom wants to sleep longer. What can Miko do until her alarm rings? Everything that Miko tries to read, play, or eat is one of Mom's favorite things too! He doesn't want her to miss out, so what can he do to save them for her, and pass the time until she's ready to join him?
This adorable new series delightfully captures the ups and downs of childhood, and will be a favorite in every young library.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
An outspoken mouse toddler makes a lively debut in a pair of books about his everyday adventures. Miko is early to rise in "Mom, Wake Up and Play!" Bright-eyed and full of energy, he must amuse himself as he waits for Mom's alarm to go off. He tumbles on the rug and "even trie[s] to figure out which finger was best for picking his nose," but still he must wait. Finally, Miko dives into a crafty project to surprise his mother. In No Bath! No Way! the messy hero refuses to wash up-and with good reason: "Today was perfect," he says. "I don't want it to be over!" Miko caught two balls and had "the best ice cream ever" and he can't bear to lose the grassy stains that act as badges of honor. So Mom suggests that he sleep on the floor, but his itchy clothes get the best of him, and he realizes he can have just as much fun tomorrow. Weninger (the Davy series) endows the tyke with plenty of precocious toddler logic, and Roehe's (That's Not Fair!) illustrations reflect the hero's imagination and playfulness. (In the first book, he lays figurines out in an ocean of blankets, noting, "It's too bad that Mom wants to sleep, because she loves to play with my toys as much as I do.") Miko seems well-equipped to charm beginning readers and their parents. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-In the first story, Miko, a young mouse, awakens early and must amuse himself until his mother gets up. He prepares a pile of books for Mom to read to him, eats half an apple and saves the other half for her, and is even clever enough to cover her alarm clock with colored paper (he later explains to her, "I wrapped up some time for you to sleep"). When she wakes up, she is delighted with all of his efforts and plays with him. In the second tale, Miko does not want to take a bath because it will mean that his wonderful day has come to an end. His mother patiently goes along with his wishes, and the youngster eventually realizes that if he takes a bath now, he can have another great day tomorrow. While the watercolor illustrations are colorful and appealing, Miko seems far wiser than his years in many of the things he does, making it hard to pin down his age. The target audience is also difficult to determine. The text is not as straightforward as that of the toddler-friendly Helen Oxenbury's "Tom and Pippo" books (S & S) or Rosemary Wells's simple yet funny "Max and Ruby" titles (Penguin), making the narratives a bit of a reach for toddlers. However, the streamlined story lines might be too tame for most preschoolers.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698400122
Publisher:
Minedition
Publication date:
03/17/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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