Waking up down Under

Waking up down Under

by Carol Votaw, Susan Banta
     
 

In a market crowded with bedtime books, we are excited to announce our second wake-up book! WAKING UP DOWN UNDER is a companion to our popular GOOD MORNING, LITTLE POLAR BEAR, created by the same winninng author/illustrator team.See more details below

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In a market crowded with bedtime books, we are excited to announce our second wake-up book! WAKING UP DOWN UNDER is a companion to our popular GOOD MORNING, LITTLE POLAR BEAR, created by the same winninng author/illustrator team.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
Australia's unusual wildlife is showcased in this cheerful picture book. Rhymed verses describe baby animals awakening in their natural habitats: "Wake up, kookaburra,/The sun is sleeping late./Sound your merry laughing call,/My rowdy cheerful mate!" The bird is joined by other daytime critters: joey, fairy penguin, dolphin, rainbow lorikeet, and emu. As the sun sets, the nocturnal young open their eyes: koala, echidna, bilby, platypus, wombat, and sugar glider. Additional facts about these creatures are appended. The acrylic illustrations are colorful and crisp. Matching the text's sweet tone, the illustrations make the spiny echidna as cute and cuddly as the better-known koala. This is a good introduction for budding naturalists with exotic interests.
—Martha SimpsonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Votaw's second effort is an adorable look at how the animals Down Under wake up and greet the day (or night, as the case may be). Rhyming verses tell readers about 12 Australian animals and what they do when they first wake up. For many, this involves finding food. Along the way, children will learn a bit about each creature: "Wake up, spiny fellow, / Catch a termite snack. / Echidna, you're so cute, / Though prickly on your back." From the better-known kookaburra, koala, emu, dolphin and kangaroo, to the lesser-known bilby, rainbow lorikeet, platypus, wombat and sugar glider, the author covers a wide range of species. The final two pages feature a short paragraph of information about each featured animal. Banta's acrylics combine the best of both worlds for her young audience-realistic-looking animals with adorable faces pictured in their natural habitats. No one will be able to read this without wanting to travel to see these creatures in person. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559719766
Publisher:
Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date:
10/25/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.31(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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