Are You Awake? (Hardcover)

A Picture Book

By Sophie Blackall, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

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

Publication Date: May 24, 2011



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 has illustrated many books for young readers, including Jumpy Jack & Googily; Wild Boars Cook; and Meet Wild Boars, for which she received the Founder's Award for Illustration given by the Society of Illustrators. She is also the illustrator of the popular series Ivy and Bean. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her two children.

Praise For Are You Awake?: A Picture Book

“…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