Hey! Wake Up!

Hey! Wake Up!

by Sandra Boynton

Board Book(BOARD)

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The perfect partner to Pajama Time!, Hey! Wake Up! is a good-morning book with the irrepressible language, the inimitable illustrations, the irresistible cast of characters only Sandra Boynton could create.



Touch your toes.

Shimmy shimmy shimmy,

Wiggle your nose.

Just watch out for the broccoli stew. (Ew.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761119760
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: Boynton on Board Series
Edition description: BOARD
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 136,126
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 6.25(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 1 - 3 Years

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, children's author, songwriter, producer, and director. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over sixty children's books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 70 million of her books have been sold, "mostly to friends and family," she says. She has also written (with Michael Ford) and produced six albums of renegade children's music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold), and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum (over 1 million copies sold). Boynton has also directed twelve music videos of her songs, including the award-winning "One Shoe Blues" starring B.B. King, "Alligator Stroll" starring Josh Turner, and "Tyrannosaurus Funk" (animation) sung by Samuel L. Jackson. She lives in rural New England, and her studio is in a barn with perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America.



"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"

Date of Birth:

April 3, 1953

Place of Birth:

Orange, New Jersey


B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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Hey! Wake Up! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
my624persona on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seven animals in two groups start the day and go to play.Another fun board book from Sandra Boynton. We get a little more depth in these characters than in many of her other books, as we follow the "big guys" (elephant, hippopotamus, bear, lion) and the "little guys" (rabbit, pig, cat) through their morning activities. Big and little play together sometimes, and sometimes apart; sometimes they like the same things, sometimes different (broccoli stew for breakfast?). Good for a storytime with early learners-- they'll have fun acting out yawning, stretching, and shimmying along with the characters in the story.
willowsmom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for me in lieu of coffee :). It's a quick read, but the caffeine-infused perkiness of the writing sticks with me. I can definitely identify with the bleary-eyed parents shuffling off to shimmy shimmy shimmy themselves awake, and Willow loves all the colorful animal drawings (on a side note: all 4 animal parents in one giant bed together makes me giggle every time). And yes, I do shout out loud "GOOD MORNING, SUN! HAPPY MORNING, EVERYONE!"...
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a quick, bouncy book about a group of animals and their morning routine.You can overthink the broccoli stew bit (my nieces think it's really funny to say "ew" at broccoli, because they LOVE broccoli - and so do I, but I think having it for breakfast would be a little much!), and you can overthink the rabbit not being tall enough for basketball (what? He *is* too short to play that game!), but once you're done with that you're left with just this - a short, bouncy book that will wake everybody up when you read it at the top of your lungs in the morning to the tune of... well, any tune at all.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another favourite Boynton board book that we read so often we had it memorized. Good fun in the morning, and to help teach children about routines. Our preschoolers thought the part about the "broccoli stew - ew!" was very funny.
SHawk More than 1 year ago
Love the book. I trade off and on reading it out in a sing song voice. Have not read a bad Boynton book yet!
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denise66 More than 1 year ago
This was for my niece who loves these books. She really enjoys them and soon will be reading them to her mother.
dsmith58 More than 1 year ago
My daughter w as only 19 months when we got this. After reading this only once she started saying "Hey! Wake up!" Now (22 months) she flips thru and "reads" the story on her own. I recently saw a parent read this book at daycare on parents day and all of the kids really enjoyed yawning & stretching with the characters.
signuppeggy More than 1 year ago
Anything by Sandra Boynton is awesome. I buy them for gifts now that my kids are older.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My dauther was 1 1/2 when she discovered this book and she fell in love with it. She has at least 50 books, but this is the one she wants. With all other books, she wanted us to name items on the pages and point out things, but this was the first one she wanted to actually READ (a big step). She has it memorized and acts out some of the parts (ie. yawn, stretch, wiggle your nose). We read this every day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 1 year old's birthday. He hasn't gotten a chance to see it yet because his 5 year old brother just loves it!!! He walks around reciting the book, especially 'broccoli stew....EW!!!' This book is just fantastic!! Absolutely recommended for any age.