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Waking Up Is Hard to Do [With CD (Audio)]
by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield and Daniel Miyares and Daniel Miyares


Overview - A unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Neil Sedaka , one of the most popular songs in music history becomes one of the most delightful children's books ever.

Rise and shine It's morning time. The alarm clock's ringing, the birds are singing.  Read more...


 
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More About Waking Up Is Hard to Do [With CD (Audio)] by Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield; Daniel Miyares; Daniel Miyares
 
 
 
Overview
A unique offering of a book and CD recorded by Neil Sedaka, one of the most popular songs in music history becomes one of the most delightful children's books ever.

Rise and shine It's morning time. The alarm clock's ringing, the birds are singing. Everything's saying: get up, get going Breakfast is warming, school is calling. The street's are bustling, all the world is stirring.

It's sure to be a happy day with this bright and sunny picture book and CD, with new lyrics based on the hit song by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. Daniel Miyares's delightful art opens the eyes with its vivid colors, playful details, and adorable collection of animal characters.

And to make waking up just a little easier, there's a CD with Neil Sedaka singing this happy song, plus two new songs with lyrics and music by Neil written especially for this CD: LIGHTNIN' JIM and SING.

Warm and friendly and full of fun, this is a musical and visual celebration of the everyday joys of home, family, and neighborhood.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781936140138
  • ISBN-10: 1936140136
  • Publisher: Imagine Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 26
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-9
  • Dimensions: 11.8 x 10.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Health & Daily Living - Daily Activities
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Performing Arts - Music
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Alligators & Crocodiles

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-08-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

"Don't you cry and don't be blue,/ Wakin' up is hard to do," reads veteran singer-songwriter Sedaka's upbeat adaptation of the 1962 chart-topping tune, "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," which he wrote with Howard Greenfield. As in the original version, the new lyrics are repetitive, but plenty jaunty, too; there are some stumbles in logic, as when Sedaka invites readers to "Just listen to the birdies sing,/ And the flowers that await the spring." With half-lidded eyes, a young alligator struggles through his morning routine--brushing his many teeth with an oversize toothbrush, before heading downstairs for breakfast and out to the school bus, finally ready for the day ahead. Miyares's funky cartoons are peppered with fun details: during the gator family's boisterous breakfast, the text reads, "Wear a smile, don't you be blue," and while the alligator doesn't take this advice, his bacon and eggs do. Though the electric artwork tends to be quite literal, it certainly captures the brightness of a new day. Sedaka performs this song and two others on an accompanying CD. Ages 5–8. (Sept.)

 
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