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Are You Awake? by Sophie Blackall
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Feb 21, 12

bookshelves: kids-picture-books
Read in January, 2012

A strangely circular conversation takes place in the dark: "Mom, are you awake?" "Mm-mm. No." "Why aren't you awake?" "Because I'm asleep." Edward just can't sleep, and so spouts questions to his patient, but sleepy mother. Blackall perfectly captures the tone of parent and wakeful child with soft humor. The muted colors of the illustrations capture the nightime mental fog of a parent and the curvy body language of a wiggly boy. Action bonus: a sort of flip-book feature. Watch the elephant toy in the lower left. Gr. PreS-1.
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