Wake-Up Kisses

Wake-Up Kisses

by Pamela Duncan Edwards, Henry Cole
     
 

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When the sun goes down, it's time to rise and shine for many nighttime creatures. There's much to do as Owl, Opossum, and other nocturnal friends hurry about to wake their young.

It's time to get busy, but not without those wake-up kisses!Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole have created an adorable picture book about animal babies whose day begins as the rest of

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When the sun goes down, it's time to rise and shine for many nighttime creatures. There's much to do as Owl, Opossum, and other nocturnal friends hurry about to wake their young.

It's time to get busy, but not without those wake-up kisses!Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole have created an adorable picture book about animal babies whose day begins as the rest of the world is falling asleep.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Here is something for kids to think about. While they are getting their kisses goodnight, other animals may be getting wake-up kisses. Who are some of these nocturnal creatures? Edwards and Cole introduce us to the noisy Katydid and the sometimes-noisy owl. A field mouse wakes her babies so they can eat and an opossum heads out with her brood firmly clinging to her back. Bats love the night as they feast on insects and are joined by flying squirrels, tree frogs and skunks. One nighttime creature that has gotten really bold is the raccoon, which raids garbage cans at night in suburban neighborhoods hunting for tasty food. The colored pencil sketches on colored papers set the nighttime scenes and a crescent moon can be found spreading its light on many of the pages. 2002, HarperCollins, $15.95. Ages 3 to 6. Reviewer:Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
As the sun dips below the horizon, some animals are just beginning to stir and wake to face the busy night ahead. " �Wake up!' hoots Owl. �T'wit, t'woo! Open your eyes! There's lots to do.' " The bats and flying squirrels join the owls to swoop through the dark night. The field mice rise to a breakfast of berries while the baby raccoons plan a raid on nearby garbage cans. The night is filled with the sounds of the tree frogs' song. " �Croak! Croak!' Tree Frog sings. �Let's get busy doing things!' " As the children are snuggling into bed, these animals are just beginning their day. Overly dark drawings in what could be pastels or colored pencil overwhelm the story, making this an impossible choice for group reading. A very bright cover in pinks and greens gives no indication of the somber illustrations within. The night does not seem that exciting-just dark. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780066239774
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.27(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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