by Robert Heidbrederillustrated by Marc Mongeau
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Kids still not up?
Still sound asleep?
Snoozing rug-bugs in a heap.
Time to do whatever it takes.
Read aloud from... SHAKE AWAKES!
stuffed with dread—
these poems will scare kids
out of bed!
But, hey, kids,
there are poems for you,
to wake up sleepy grown-ups
Elves, Green goo—oops! —stuff
you'll find them all in... SHAKE AWAKES!
- Finalist for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize (BC Book Prizes) 2012
- Selected as one of the Year's Best Picture Book 2011 by Resource Links Magazine
"Some of Heidbreder's ideas, like the tin pan band and the bed as trampoline, are a bit worn, but illustrator Marc Mongeau does his best to bring even the most familiar worst-case scenarios riotously to life with his delightfully curvilinear watercolours. Given the drastic measures described, one assumes the book's "instructions" are not meant to be taken literally. Heidbreder's rhymes, rather, can be approached as miniplays with parent and child taking turns reading to each other as they act out their good natured revenge."- Quill & Quire
Robert Heidbreder has been enchanting children with his joyful poems and rhymes and his brilliant performances for more than two decades. Robert is the author of nearly a dozen books for children, including the award-winning Drumheller Dinosaur Dance. He is recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented to him by Jean Chretien. Robert lives in Vancouver, BC.
Marc Mongeau is the published author and illustrator of many children's books. He currently lives in Quebec.