Shake Awakes

Shake Awakes
Age Group: 4-7
Series: Picture Books
Illustrator: Marc Mongeau
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: March 2012
ISBN: 9781896580715


Kids still not up?

Still sound asleep?

Snoozing rug-bugs in a heap.

Time to do whatever it takes.

Read aloud from… SHAKE AWAKES!

Slimy, Stinky,

stuffed with dread—

these poems will scare kids

out of bed!

But, hey, kids,

there are poems for you,

to wake up sleepy grown-ups


Elves, Green goo—oops! —stuff

that breaks—

you’ll find them all in… SHAKE AWAKES!


Finalist for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize (BC Book Prizes) 2012
*Selected as one of the Year’s Best Picture Book 2011 by Resource Links Magazine


“Some of Heidbreder’s ideas, like the tin pan band and the bed as trampoline, are a bit worn, but illustrator Marc Mongeau does his best to bring even the most familiar worst-case scenarios riotously to life with his delightfully curvilinear watercolours. Given the drastic measures described, one assumes the book’s “instructions” are not meant to be taken literally. Heidbreder’s rhymes, rather, can be approached as miniplays with parent and child taking turns reading to each other as they act out their good natured revenge.”- Quill & Quire

“Robert Heidbreder’s Shake-Awakes provides parents and children with entertainingly playful rhyming song to assist with the process of getting out of bed in the morning. . . . Readers of all ages will walk away repeating the rhyming lines of Shake-Awakes. I highly recommend Heidbreder’s poetry book for school and public library collections.” – CM Magazine

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