ACTIVITIES * TEACHING RESOURCES * LESSON PLANS * REVIEWS
by Mary McKenna Siddals
illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Henry Holt / 2001
Picture Book (out of print)
A young boy wakes up and
joyfully greets the new day.
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Watch Peep, Quack, and Chirp discover their shadows in Peep and the Big Wide World: Shadow Play
Greet the sun with
Sun Dance Kids Yoga
Help Ernie Wake Up all of Bert
with this song
Get organized with these
Morning Routine Cards
Act out your morning routine
with the Wake Up Song
Sing along with
This is the Way I Wash My Face...
Make your very own
morning routine book
Decorate your pillowcase
to welcome the day
Enjoy the Five Little Babies
story and activities
What time is it?
Show the time on these colorful clocks
Play some online games of
Peek-a-boo and Surprise!
Go out into the sunshine
for some Shadow Play
A winning evocation of a boy's awakening.
Exudes a wonderful sense of anticipation
even as it celebrates the moment….
of course it’s going to be a great day!
—Cooperative Children's Book Center - Choices
A great way to start a child's day,
as well as your own.
—Judy Chernak in Children's Literature
The joy of waking to a new day
is captured by a small boy's ode
as he greets each familiar object
in his room with delight….
—Sally R. Dow for School Library Journal
Simple, cheery celebration of a new day.
A cozy, luminous ode to the newborn day,
perfect for our little ones.
The kind of book a parent
wouldn't mind reading again and again,
"Morning Song" makes my top ten!
—Lynne Remick in Midwest Review
Siddals and Sayles have once again created
a wonderful book for young children.
—Heidi Thornton in Sparks
An excellent book to share
with toddlers and preschool children.
Beginning readers will enjoy the repetition,
rhyming, and limited vocabulary.
—The Shy Librarian
Get the wee ones back in the September swing
with “Morning Song”….
—Marylou Morano in Book Nook
Siddals turns early morning into a celebration
with her cheerful text, and Sayles' illustrations…
perfectly capture the boy's increasing joy
as the sun rises.
—Julia Durango in By the Book
A counterpoint to the myriad of books
about bedtime… to show a cranky preschooler
there's another way to wake up.
—Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy in The Plain Dealer
A charming book for young children….
I recommend Morning Song to any family
with young children as a joyful
“good morning sun” song!
—Emily Bonner in Provident Bookfinder
If it is true "The first hour of waking
is the rudder that guides the whole day,"
then we should all wake up with this Morning Song.
—Dale R. Sampson in Northeast Massachusetts
Regional Library System
What a wonderful way to wake up!...
Morning Song is bright, colourful and fun.
—British Columbia Education Report
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