Linda Ashman visits Estes Hills Elementary School to read her new book William Wakes Up

Linda Ashman visits Estes Hills Elementary School to read her new book William Wakes Up

Monday 2/25, 9 a.m.


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"It won't take listeners long to chime in on this repeated refrain . . . Groenink's illustrations deftly juxtapose the warm light of the cabin with the darkness outside, and his characters are expressive; few readers will be able to stifle their own yawns." —Kirkus Reviews

William and his animal friends have had the whole winter to nap. Now it's time for them to wake up and welcome a very special guest. There's lots to do to get ready, from scrubbing the floors to decorating the house to baking a tasty treat. But it's so hard to leave a cozy bed. . . . Will everyone get up in time to do their part?

 
This book's gentle rhymes and humorous illustrations full of signs of spring will make it a little easier to wait for the first warm days of the season.
 

Linda Ashman is the author of William’s Winter Nap, a companion to this book. Her more than thirty picture books have earned numerous honors and starred reviews, and have been included in the “Best of the Year” lists in the New York Times; Parenting,Child, and Cookie magazines; Bank Street College of Education; and the New York Public Library. She has taught a variety of workshops on writing for children and is the author of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books, a “how to” handbook. Linda lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Visit her online at www.lindaashman.com.

Chuck Groenink (www.chuckgroenink.com) hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He attended the Artez Institute of Visual Arts in Kampen, graduating from the department of illustration in 2004. He lives in Hudson, New York with his wife and two cats.

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"Ashman's meticulously crafted rhymes are a delight to read, and the page turns build gently tension (who's at the door now?) Groenink makes the cabin look eminently cozy. . .And his forest creatures--who yawn in unison with William each time they try to get some shut-eye--are as adorable as it gets."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

*"Beautifully paced, rhymed, and cadenced . . . The text reads aloud well, with natural places for kids to join in . . . a subdued palate of deep blues, grays, and tawny browns . . creates a strong sense of the setting and the appealing characters. Just right for reading aloud on cold, wintry nights."
Booklist (starred review)
 
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Event date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
William Wakes Up Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484722831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - February 5th, 2019

William's Winter Nap Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484722824
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 10th, 2017

A Cozy Good Night Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368019071
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 16th, 2018