Good Morning to Me!

Good Morning to Me! illus. by Lita Judge. 40p. ebook available. S. & S./Atheneum. May 2015. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481403696. LC 2014006270.
PreS-Gr 1—All of her friends are sleeping, but Beatrix the parrot is wide awake. She knows she is supposed to be quiet and tries to talk softly but a loud "GOOD MORNING, MOUSE!" wakes up the snoozing rodent. This sets off a lively commotion as Beatrix wakes up Kitty and is thrilled to see Gracie the dog and the goldfish. Beatrix's excitement leads to her being chased by the cat, riding on the dog, and falling in the fish bowl. Watercolor and pencil illustrations vary between full-page spreads and comic book—style frames. Soft colors contrast the bright green and yellow of Beatrix the parrot.
VERDICT Children who have a hard time with indoor voices will relate to Beatrix's enthusiastic nature.

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