Are You Awake?

Are You Awake? Cover

Are You Awake?

By Sophie Blackall; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

Christy Ottaviano Books-Henry Holt and Compan, Hardcover, 9780805078589, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2011

Description

Edward can’t fall asleep, and like most children, he has a million questions burning to be answered even though it’s way past his bedtime.

In this funny picture book about the all-familiar bedtime negotiations between child and parent, Edward and his mother talk about everything from yellow dogs to corn on the cob. Most children (and parents) will recognize themselves in this gentle ode to bedtime.



About the Author
Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include "Ruby's Wish" and "Meet Wild Boars". She also illustrates the Ivy & Bean series.Sophie lives in Brooklyn, New York and can be visited at sophieblackall.com.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include "Ruby's Wish" and "Meet Wild Boars". She also illustrates the Ivy & Bean series.Sophie lives in Brooklyn, New York and can be visited at sophieblackall.com.


Praise For Are You Awake?

“…kids and their parents will find plenty to identify with in this witty tribute to the world of “’why?’” BCCB

"A quirky gem." —People magazine

"Small in size and big in tenderness, this sweet book will be widely enjoyed." —School Library Journal, STARRED review

“This a solid candidate for the favorites pile.” —Publishers Weekly

“Adults will find the book funny and amazingly true-to-life, while kids may recognize themselves, especially in Blackall’s pictures of Edward romping around on the bed, sitting on his mom, draping himself over her, then snuggling up close.” —The Horn Book