Are You Awake?

Sophie Blackall; illustrations by Sophie Blackall

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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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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Praise for Are You Awake?

“…kids and their parents will find plenty to identify with in this witty tribute to the world of “’why?’” 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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ARE YOU AWAKE? by Sophie Blackall, Sophie BlackallKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of ARE YOU AWAKE? . The titular question sparks a conversation many parents will find very familiar.
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About the Author

Sophie Blackall; illustrations by Sophie Blackall

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.

Sophie Blackall


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Are You Awake?
Sophie Blackall; illustrations by Sophie Blackall

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
May 2011
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780805078589
ISBN10: 0805078584
Picture Book
7 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches, 40 pages, full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 200L


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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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