Jubilant and exuberant! This book is a joy to behold. You may be tempted to turn the pages quickly just to see what delightful goings-on happen next, but the bright, retro-feeling illustrations are filled with such humor and detail that each page begs a thorough exploration. Keep an eye out for frogs on every page, a very good book list, and a well-stocked bookshelf. Recommended By Sarah R., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A silly and sublime bedtime book from the New York Times bestselling children's book author Colin Meloy.
Giggle your way to sweet and silly dreams! A simple goodnight routine turns marvelously madcap in this cleverly rhymed picture book. Instead of settling down to sleep, Dad bakes bread, Mom fixes the roof, and Grandma plays cards with a ghost. And between the dog, the cat, Sister, and Brother, there's at least three different wars being waged! A modern classic perfect for read-aloud fun and bedtime alike.
• A wildly fun read-aloud book for families
• A laugh-out-loud book perfect for any child who struggles with getting ready for bed
• Written by the lead singer of the Decemberists, the silly and clever rhymes make Everyone's Awake fun for both parent and child.
"An energetic, insomniac romp of an anti-bedtime book. [A] rollicking read-aloud. Don't sleep on this one." Kirkus Reviews
"[Everyone's Awake is r]ecommended for youngsters (and their grownups) who come from or enjoy observing a family with more quirks than every cast member of a Wes Anderson movie combined." School Library Journal
"Meloy's musical text, always bouncing forward in Seussian rhythms, builds along with the action....Harris' primary spot-colored illustrations capturing the intensity and charm. An enticing bedtime alternative." Booklist
"[A] comic romp....Manic though it may be, the family's live-and-let-live attitude toward its members' rule-breaking peculiarities makes this rip-roaring romp by Meloy defiantly wholesome." Publisher's Weekly
About the Author
Colin Meloy is the lead singer and songwriter of The Decemberists, and the author of several children's books, including the New York Times bestselling Wildwood series. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives in California's Mojave Desert. He is the illustrator of several award-winning children's books including Her Right Foot and What Can a Citizen Do?