Zee is allowed to climb into bed with his parents, but only after they’re awake. And this morning they are very, very sleepy. Zee knows just what they need . . . coffee! But when the coffee spills, he must find another way to wake his parents without making them angry.
How Zee finds a creative solution to a problem all young children will identify with makes for a sweet, humorous family story, perfect for sharing together before starting the day. Simple text and line drawings are easy for young readers to follow along with.
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Michel Gay has illustrated more than 60 books for children, many of which he also wrote, that have been published in Europe. His first book for Clarion was Zee. He lives in France.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-Zee, an adorable zebra, is wide awake and ready to visit his parents in their bed, but he is allowed to climb in with them only when they have woken. "Are you awake?" he asks and they answer "We're asleep," so he decides to hurry them along by making coffee (being very careful since it is hot). Unfortunately, he trips on a forgotten toy truck while carrying a carefully prepared breakfast tray and discovers that there is only enough coffee left for thimble-sized doses. While it isn't enough to rouse his parents entirely, it does wake them long enough for Zee to snuggle down for kisses and a snooze in the big bed. The airy watercolor illustrations are delightful. The small animal's shades of gray and white make the few colors in the paintings pop and the simple soft gray lines of the background help to focus the eye on the scene's animation. A charming choice for both storytime and one-on-one sharing.
Genevieve Gallagher, Orange County Public Library, VA
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