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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 40
Themes: Family life, conflict, tricks
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: 01/03/2012
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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."

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BC Book Prize - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize nominee  | 2012 | Short-listed

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