Are You Awake?: A Picture Book

Are You Awake?: A Picture Book

by Sophie Blackall

Hardcover(First Edition)



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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805078589
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 7.47(w) x 7.89(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 280L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

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.

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Are You Awake?: A Picture Book 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
cassielanzas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Are You Awake recounts a sleepless night between a mother and an inquisitive toddler. The mother slowly wakes up throughout the book while her son asks her many questions. The text solely consists on the dialogue between the characters, each in a different color. On the lower left hand corner of each page layout, a stuffed elephant belonging to the toddler does flips and finally falls asleep, adding a whimsical element to the sleepless night. The sweet narrative of this book celebrates sleepness nights, a common occurrence of parents of young children. I believe it would make an excellent gifts to adult parents of young children.
ekstewar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: A cute story about a little boy who can't sleep and goes to see if his mother is also awake. During their half-awake nighttime talk, he asks her many questions. Genre: Picture BookPersonal Reflection: I think this book is really cute, and is a very sweet about a family trying to get to sleep and the thoughts that run through their heads. Concept: This would make a good bedtime story.
JLinfitt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Are you awake?¿ is a cute and humerous story about a little boy named Edward who can¿t fall asleep. Instead he spends the night asking his mother various questions, the most often asked being `why is it still nighttime?¿ The constant questions and his mother¿s simple answers flow together easily just like any conversation a child may have with their parent. It makes it easy to read, easy to follow, and almost has the pages turning by themselves.The illustrations aren¿t big and bright but follow the nighttime theme of the story. It is a good read with one or two children so they can follow along and watch as Edward and his elephant stuffy move around the pages, neither able to sleep or stay still for very long.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Edward is awake. It is nighttime. He wakes his mother up and engages her in conversation for a long time until he finally falls back to sleep. His dad arrives home at the break of day after working all night as a pilot and goes straight to bed. Edward tries to wake his dad up at the conclusion of this story.This story will be a familiar one to parents of young children. Parents will be able to appreciate its realism.¿Mom?Mmm?¿What does your face look like when you¿re asleep?I don¿t know.Why don¿t you?Because I can¿t see.Why can¿t you see?Because it¿s dark¿.¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Witty, adorable, fun, and perfect bedtime reading for children. We read this book every night for two months before we had to return it to the library. My 5 year old absolutely loves it!