Wake Up, Woodlands (Hardcover)

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Wake Up, Woodlands (Hardcover)

By Karen Jameson, Marc Boutavant (Illustrator)


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Celebrate the promise and potential of spring in this effervescent follow-up to Woodland Dreams.

Oh, the promise of spring and a new day! A honeybee, bear cub, bunny, squirrel, fawns, and more wake up as the landscape brims and bursts with spring firsts. In this beautifully illustrated picture book follow-up to their beloved bedtime book, Karen Jameson and Marc Boutavant offer a lyrical and reassuring ode to the morning and a celebration of a new season, affirming the power of greeting the day with energy, positivity, and hope.

Readers will adore the heartwarming illustrations and tender moments between animal parents and children. Perfect read-aloud to share over breakfast, with a preschool class for morning storytime, or on the first day of spring.

STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS: Marc Boutavant's detail-rich and incredibly sweet illustrations will rivet young readers as they move through spring-infused scenes filled with woodland animals and flowers.

SOOTHING NARRATIVE: In addition to reinforcing concepts like emotional security and unconditional love, the lyrical, rhyming text creates a warm and connected reading experience.

EDUCATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK: Animals featured in their natural habitats offer a great way to learn about and increase our appreciation of nature. Perfect selection as an Earth Day book for kids!

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR WOODLAND DREAMS: "Jameson displays a rare gift for harmonious language and rhyme. . . . Sweet fare for bed- or naptimes, with a light frosting of natural history." –Kirkus Reviews, starred review; "[A] classic-feeling narrative that features graceful verse and detailed artwork." –Publishers Weekly

Perfect for:
  • Parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for a sweet springtime book for children
  • Fans of Woodland Dreams and author Karen Jameson's children's books
  • Fans of Marc Boutavant's picture books
  • Parents looking for a book with meaningful parent-child connections
  • Gift givers seeking a sweet and engaging present or Easter basket addition
Karen Jameson is a children’s author, poet, teacher, and literacy advocate. Her picture books include Woodland Dreams, illustrated by Marc Boutavant, Farm Lullaby, illustrated by Wednesday Kirwan, and Where the Wee Ones Go, illustrated by Zosienka. She lives and works in Southern California.
Marc Boutavant has illustrated a wide range of books and games, including Around the World with Mouk and Woodland Dreams. His work has also appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker. He lives in Paris, France.
Product Details ISBN: 9781797215037
ISBN-10: 1797215035
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
“Karen Jameson and illustrator Marc Boutavant invite children ages 3-5 to embrace the change of season by summoning wild creatures from their torpor. [A] nostalgic feel that brings to mind the work of midcentury “Golden Book” illustrators…a fair rendering of spring itself.”— The Wall Street Journal