Waking Up Wendell (Hardcover)
Schwartz & Wade, 9780375836213, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 11, 2007
EARLY IN THE MORNING, a little bird at #1 Fish Street hops out of her nest, takes a deep breath, and begins to sing a very loud and whistley song, TWEEEEEET-TWEEEEEET-TA-TA-TA-TWEEEEEET-TWEEEEET!
So starts the story of how a chain of events results in everyone on one street waking up. The bird's song awakens Mr. Krudwig at #2 Fish Street, whose grumbling wakes up Leopold, his dog, who barks "RAPPITYRAPPITY-RAP RAPPITY-RAPPITY-RAP" . . . and wakes up Mrs. Musky, at #3 Fish Street. The antics go on and on until, finally, Lilah Hall's singing in the shower at #9 awakens the last person left who is still asleep, none other than the littlest resident at #10 Fish Street: baby Wendell Willamore.
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Praise For Waking Up Wendell…
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 3, 2007:
"With its punchy prose, unexpected plot turns and surprisingly sweet ending, it's a cinch for a read-aloud treat."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2007:
"As absolutely charming as a sunny morning can be."