• Illustrated By: Marc Mongeau
  • Pages:40
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:Poetry, bedtime, parents and kids, fantasy,
  • Available:03/01/2012
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
Humorous rhymes that will be enjoyed by young children and parents alike.
"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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"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."
– CM Magazine
"[Mongeau] bring[s] even the most familiar worst-case scenarios riotously to life with his delightfully curvilinear watercolours."
– Quill & Quire
"Humorous and imaginative watercolor illustrations add interest to [the] rhymes."
– School Library Journal
BC and Yukon Book Prizes - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize   | 2012  |  Short-listed