Written in lyrical prose with beautifully detailed illustrations, Wake, Sleepy One follows the California poppy's incredible journey, from seed, to flower, to the rare super bloom.
One of Children Book Council's Hot off the Press picks for April 2022!
"Gorgeous illustrations, that fill the page, show the desert habitat where the California Poppy blooms in the spring--if the conditions are right. [...] An ode to a beautiful plant. This book could be wonderfully shared in a Botany class or used in a science unit for younger children. It seems like a must-have for schools and libraries in California. 5 Stars."
--Youth Services Book Review
"Packed with interesting information conveyed through whimsical writing. . . For young nature enthusiasts or browsers, [Wake, Sleepy One] is ideal narrative nonfiction."
--School Library Journal
"West Margin rises and shines with Wake, Sleepy One by debut author Lisa Kerr, illus. by Lisa Powell Braun, providing a nonfiction look at the California wildflower super bloom that occurs every spring."
--Publishers Weekly, Spring 2022 Children's Sneak Previews
Follow the golden poppy's journey as it slowly wakes inside its seed, stretches its roots, and unfolds its delicate petals. Watch as it transforms the land into an ocean of orange--the amazing "super bloom."
A lyrical ode to California's most treasured wildflower, Wake, Sleepy One gently captures the quiet strength of the poppy in all its breathtaking wonder.
Author: Lisa Kerr
Publisher: West Margin Press
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.10h x 10.10w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 4-8
School Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 90