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Waking Up Wendell Hardcover – September 11, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (September 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375836217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375836213
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 11.1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,011,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Stevens, author of a novel for adults (Angel, Angel), endows her imaginative debut picture book with well-developed characters, plenty of noise and enough humor to keep readers wanting more. Beginning with the ta-ta-ta tweeeeeet! of a small bird, sounds travel from one house to the next, awakening the porcine denizens of Fish Street in a domino effect. The bird rouses Mr. Krudwig at #2 Fish Street, his dog Leopold disturbs Mrs. Musky at #3 Fish Street, and her whistling teapot flusters the tardy kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Depolo at #4 Fish Street, and so on. Hills's (Duck & Goose) witty watercolors depict action and facial expressions with equal ease, and they target both children's and adults' sensibilities. For the seven Darjeelings, who sleep together in a huge bed and whose cat wakes them by repeatedly slamming the screen door, he offers a frontal view of the glassy-eyed family, all with identical helpless stares; their nightstand contains the books Whose Bed Is It Anyway? and Train Your Cat. Especially delicious is his characterization of Mrs. Depolo as she literally throws on her clothes, races down her stairs, and dives out the door. The story could easily do double-duty as a counting book, and with its punchy prose, unexpected plot turns and surprisingly sweet ending, it's a cinch for a read-aloud treat. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
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PreSchool-Grade 2—It's morning on Fish Street. A bird that lives outside #1 wakes up the occupant of #2 with its "tweeet-ta-ta-ta-tweeeeet." Then the dog from #2 barks and wakes up Mrs. Musky at #3. At each home there is a unique sound until finally little Wendell in his crib at #10 wakes up—"weeeeeee!" The onomatopoeia is delightful. The screen door goes "wack-slam" and the sewing machine goes "wug-a-ta." The sound words are typeset to sweep across the pages and lead readers on to the next scene. All of the "people" on Fish Street are pigs, and each one has a unique personality and an often humorous morning routine. Children will chuckle at Mrs. Musky, who "heads into her bathroom to get her hair under control," and Mr. Wink, who "moves slowly, like honey pouring from a jar." Hills's bright oil paint and colored pencil illustrations, done with simple lines and contrasting colors, enliven the text and add extra humor. This picture book is both a clever and original counting book and a great read-aloud.—Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Early in the morning a little bird begins to sing - which wake up the entire Fish Street population, one by one. As everyone begins to arise - who will be last to wake up? A fine story of sleeping in and early risers invites kids to understand differences in sleep patterns - and to enjoy the zany story of animals who like to rise at different times, and in different ways.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 30, 2008
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My almost 4 year old daughter likes reading this one-- and getting a view of how different kinds of "people" get their day started. It's neat to see what the different bedrooms look like and to see different sleeping arrangements. Grownups will get a chuckle at some of the more subtle things like the titles of the book "the family bed" sitting on one night table.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philadelphia Mom on July 11, 2011
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Let me start by saying that, personally, I can't stand this book. I think the writing is extremely forced, and I got bored quickly with the story. HOWEVER, my two-year-old son loves it, as does my 43-year-old husband, and the two of them read it just about every night before bedtime. And since the kid clearly enjoys it (and the kids are really the audience, right?), I'll highlight the good. It's a story about residents on Fish Street who wake up one after another in a domino effect. The book teaches basic numbers, and the author's use of onomatopoeia throughout is pretty interesting. What really makes this book, however, is the illustrator. Tad Hills, of Duck and Goose fame, elevates the story tenfold with his artwork. The colors are bold, and the details are wonderful. (For fellow Duck and Goose fans, notice anything special about the ball in Henry Whittlespoon's room at #5 Fish Street?) Would I recommend this book? No . . . but you might get a different answer if you asked my son.
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By Rebecca Charlton on February 19, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Lots of fun sounds you can read together. Just the right length and some good silly moments to amuse. Overall very fun to read aloud
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By Michelle C. on May 17, 2012
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We checked this book out from the county library along with 8 or so other story books. This was the first book we read and for one solid month my 4-year-old daughter refused to read anything else. She loved this book so much that I purchased a copy from Amazon. It was a great deal too. I'm very happy with my purchase and my daughter is happy that Wendell is now a permanent fixture in our home.
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