|Pages/Publication Date:||40 / 2017|
Wakey! Wakey! A family of assorted young mammals rouses the mama Koala, beginning a day of nonstop play and excitement, in this book for readers 4 to 7. Introducing some animals from her native Australia, Elizabeth Honey includes the wombat, the quokka, and the bilby, all depicted in her cheerful, energetic watercolor and pencil illustrations. As the nine critters woof down their breakfast, use their tableware as percussion instruments, and stomp off for the playground, Honey's text captures the noises ("Gobble! Clang! Bong!") of a big, happy, completely unrestrained group of kids, while their mom supplies the "Shhhh!" Eventually, though, bedtime will come, and the siblings will all snuggle in.