Wake Up, Sun! (Step Into Reading, Step 2)
Illus. in full color. "A comedy about a menagerie of barnyard animals who mistakenly think the sun has forgotten to rise. Designed for children just beginning to read, the story's vocabulary is simple, yet is smoothly written. A good choice."--Booklist....more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 12th 1986 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published 1986)
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The story begins with a barnyard dog who wakes up before the sun because a flea bit him. He ends up waking up the other barnyard animals who go searching for the sun because they are not sure where it has gone. A funny twist is at the end when the farmer's baby ends up crying from all the animals' noises. The baby cries just as the sun comes up so the animals believe she is the only one who can wake up the sun. The book is another beginner reader friendly story that includes onomatopoeia such as...more
I chose this book because the cover and title looked interesting. The book started with a dog being woken by a flea bite but couldn't find the sun. The dog's bark woke up the pig and they together decided to look for the sun. They continued to wake the other farm animals which eventually woke up the farmer and his baby. This book would be perfect for beginner readers because the words were short and the pictures helped explain the story very well.
Wake Up, Sun is about four animals who wake-up before the sun rises. Each animal makes a noise to try and wake the sun up. This story could be used in a kindergarten classroom when discussing what sounds animals make. This story could also be used when discussing where the sun goes at night.
This is a funny, silly story of Dog, Pig, Cow, and Chicken and their search for the sun. This story will make children laugh. The illustrations are great at displaying the emotions of the characters. This would be a good read-aloud book for preschool and kindergarten. This would be a good book for first graders who are beginning to read.
When I was in the second grade, I won a writing contest. The prize was a chance to meet the author of this book. I remember feeling super cool that I was meeting a REAL author. I was all, "Wow!" It helped ignite my love for books, reading, and for becoming a teacher.
Dec 11, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
A simple story for young readers, this book has a short narrative, colorful illustrations and an engaging plot that will encourage children to read. It's a fun little tale that would be good to read aloud at bedtime.