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Wake Up, Henry Rooster!
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Margriet Ruurs is the author of over 30 books for children, including Wild Babies and A Pacific Alphabet. Two previous Emma books, Emma and the Coyote and Emma's Cold Day, won the Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal. Born in the Netherlands, Margriet has lived in California, the Yukon, Alberta, and British Columbia. Currently she lives on Salt Spring Island where she runs a booklovers' B and B. Margriet conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world. Sean Cassidy was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He has written and illustrated a number of titles, including Gummytoes, Wake Up Henry Rooster and Good to be Small, which won the Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal. His picture book debut with author Stephanie McLellan, The Chicken Cat, resulted in both the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. Sean lives near Orangeville, Ontario, with his wife and daughter.

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-Henry's father, like many the father of teenage progeny, complains that his son stays up too late and sleeps all day. 'That boy's lazy!'. In fact, he's the very model of anyone's teenage son, and illustrator Sean Cassidy is particularly adept at conveying the traits of the breed--as well as barnyard life.- -- The Globe & Mail-Wake Up, Henry Rooster, is a simply written and beautifully illustrated children's book likely to appeal to children of all ages.- -- curled up with a good kid's book -The vivid images and well-paced text make this a fun read-aloud.- -- School Library Journal Reviews -. . . an inspiring and entertaining tale of a young rooster's ultimate acceptance of his required tasks and responsibilities.- -- Children's Bookwatch -How can you not love a 32-page book with a story this strong?- -- January Magazine -I am not a morning person, so I relate very well to the story. . . The illustrations of the 'night life, ' including cows dancing in pink bloomers, and the other animals are great.- -- The Post-Tribune -Margriet Ruurs artfully combines an original story with illustrations from Sean Cassidy to create the fun and entertaining picture-book story of Henry the Rooster's late-night escapades. . . A welcome addition to any school or community picture-book collection.- -- Midwest Book Review "Henry's father, like many the father of teenage progeny, complains that his son stays up too late and sleeps all day. 'That boy's lazy!'. In fact, he's the very model of anyone's teenage son, and illustrator Sean Cassidy is particularly adept at conveying the traits of the breed--as well as barnyard life." -- The Globe & Mail"Wake Up, Henry Rooster, is a simply written and beautifully illustrated children's book likely to appeal to children of all ages." -- curled up with a good kid's book "The vivid images and well-paced text make this a fun read-aloud." -- School Library Journal Reviews ." . . an inspiring and entertaining tale of a young rooster's ultimate acceptance of his required tasks and responsibilities." -- Children's Bookwatch "How can you not love a 32-page book with a story this strong?" -- January Magazine "I am not a morning person, so I relate very well to the story. . . The illustrations of the 'night life, ' including cows dancing in pink bloomers, and the other animals are great." -- The Post-Tribune "Margriet Ruurs artfully combines an original story with illustrations from Sean Cassidy to create the fun and entertaining picture-book story of Henry the Rooster's late-night escapades. . . A welcome addition to any school or community picture-book collection." -- Midwest Book Review

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