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Zeki Rise and Shine

Written by Anna McQuinn
Illustrations Ruth Hearson
ISBN: 9781907825439
Price: £7.99
Format: 200x185mm,
Sturdy card with rounded corners
Extent: 24 pages
Age: 10 months +

Rights Sold: USA & Canada

After a big sleep, it’s time for Zeki to wake up! His eyes, ears, mouth & nose, head, shoulders, knees & toes shimmy, shake and bounce into action. By the last spread, he’s ready for anything! An energetic companion to Zeki Sleep Tight, this is a perfect way to start the day.

“Zeki has woken up fresh and bright eyed, welcoming readers into his home. The familiarity of this adorable read aloud is sure to get young ones chatting and engaging with these joyful illustrations.
A great little book exploring routine and family.”

filza, Mama Filz
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“Lush additions to the Zeki series! Flow along with Zeki’s night time routine and then watch him burst into the next morning. McQuinn’s text is a pleasure to read aloud. Phrases pop, snap and surprise. Zeki doesn’t dress; he ‘shimmies’ into his clothes; he doesn’t wake up; he ‘shakes’ awake; his bubble bath is a soaking in ‘smells of dark forests’; a bedtime book is a ‘dozy story’. Hearson’s snuggle-soft illustrations journey through the books- the ‘lemon-yellow sun’ carries though to the bright yellows of Zeki’s jelly shoes, his bib, his puppet duck. The animal toys and motifs in Zeki Sleeps Tight reappear in a different form. A smiley snail is first a pull along toy and then dangles from Zeki’s crib mobile. A fluffy sheep flops on the floor and ends up in a special Zeki spoon on the final page. Surely the best book friends to start and end a toddler’s day!”

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