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Shake-Awakes
By author: Robert Heidbreder   Illustrated by: Marc Mongeau
Selling Points: Family life, conflict, tricks
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: Mar/01/2012
Pages: 40
Picture Book
Price:  $18.95
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Slimy, stinky, stuffed with dread—
    these poems will scare kids out of bed.
And hey, kids! You’ll fi nd poems for you
    to wake up sleepy grown-ups too!
Elves, gross goo—oops!—stuff that breaks—
    you'll fi nd it all in SHAKE-AWAKES!


School Library Journal - May 1, 2012
"Humorous and imaginative watercolor illustrations add interest to [the] rhymes."
CM Magazine - January 13, 2012
"Crash! Smash! Splishity-Splash, this poetry collection offers young readers lively verses and engaging wordplay that make early reading a thrilling practice. Heidbreder delivers parents and young children a well-crafted collection of humorous poetry that will make waking up on early mornings a laughable experience. The rhyme scheme is extremely upbeat and makes Shake-Awakes a brilliant storytime read-aloud. Further, Marc Mongeau's watercolor illustrations delightfully capture Heidbreder's imaginative verse. Each poem's paired illustration adds a whimsical feel to an incredibly enjoyable read. Readers of all ages will walk away repeating the rhyming lines of Shake-Awakes...Highly recommended."
Quill & Quire - January 1, 2012
"[Mongeau] bring[s] even the most familiar worst-case scenarios riotously to life with his delightfully curvilinear watercolours."
Resource Links - December 1, 2011
"The sixteeen rhyming poems that are included in this story are short and humourous. The illustrations add additional elements of comedy to the poems."

Awards

BC Book Prize - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize nominee, short-listed  CA  2012


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