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Are You Awake? Hardcover – May 24, 2011
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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.
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“…kids and their parents will find plenty to identify with in this witty tribute to the world of” ―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
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More About the Author
Blackall has collaborated with many notable authors, including Aldous Huxley, Judith Viorst, Jane Yolen and Meg Rosoff.
Her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Town & Country and many others.
Her latest project, http://www.missedconnectionsny.blogspot.com Missed Connections, which began as a blog in early 2009, is an ongoing series of paintings based on real, anonymous messages posted online by lovelorn strangers.
"Blackall, who elevates everything she illustrates, has a knack for using clever details to get the humor across."--Booklist
"Khan has an ideal collaborator in Sophie Blackall, whose Chinese ink-and-watercolor drawings convey exquisite detail and precise emotion. Like all the best picture books, "Big Red Lollipop" amply rewards close examination." - New York Times
"One of the best picture-book artists around, Blackall offers winsome art that is interesting in its use of perspective, perceptive in its depiction of family dynamics, and just plain adorable in its effort to make ferrets fetching. This is a book that's clever in every sense of the word: skillful, original, and witty." -Booklist
Top Customer Reviews
The illustrations are whimsical and expressive. The boys eyes are often luminous in the dark, and the mom's bleary eyed responses are accurate and endearing. The colors are muted as befitting a bedtime book, and the small size only adds to the feeling of an intimate little story best shared by parent and child. This is a perfect choice for any young child's personal bedtime collection. Recommended.
This story will be a familiar one to parents of young children. Parents will be able to appreciate its realism.
"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...."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sweet book for anyone with a 3-4 year old who is in the "never stop asking questions" phase.Published 10 months ago by Jane McCarthy
Sweet and funny book for a bedtime story for my toddler grandson.Published 13 months ago by Jennifer Kinler