Article Title

Wake Up, Island


Tessa McMillan


Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Mary Casanova, Nick Wroblewski, Islands, Morning, Nature, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


During the dawning hours, as a child sleeps soundly in bed, the world on the child’s island home starts waking up. Animals, birds, plants, and insects begin their morning routines of waking from their beds, foraging for food, and securing their homes. In the midst of all this outdoor activity, the child is awakened by the sun’s light. However, not even a hearty pancake breakfast can keep the child from running outside to welcome the start of a new day.