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Wakey, Wakey, Elephant!

By Linda Ravin Lodding (Author), Michael Robertson (Ilustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


Wakey, Wakey, Elephant!

by Linda Ravin Lodding, Michael Robertson



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
A tickly feather. Roosters crowing. Even a marching band.
Will ANYTHING wake Elephant?
How do you make a snoozing, sleepyhead Elephant get up? Edgar tries everything, from putting a silly hat on Elephant’s head to dancing a cha-cha on the bed. Nothing works . . . until Edgar whispers something very special in his friend’s ear. SURPRISE! It’s Elephant’s birthday—and he’s ready to party. Lively, silly, and full of fun, this picture book is a joyful celebration.  

Linda Ravin Lodding is originally from New York, but has spent the past 20 years in Austria, the Netherlands, and now Sweden where she lives with her family in Uppsala. She is the award-winning author of The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister (Flashlight Press, 2011), Hold That Thought, Milton  (Dec. 2013; Gullane Children's Books, UK), the recently released Painting Pepette (Little Bee), and A Gift for Mama (May 2014; Gullane Children's Books, UK/Knopf, US), which received a starred Publishers Weekly review , was featured in The New York Times (, and was named an Amazon Book-of-the-Month.  Her children's writing has also appeared in numerous publications. When Linda is not writing or doing school visits, she works as a Head of Communications for a children's rights organization. Visit her at to learn more.
Michael Robertson graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in painting. He spent ten years as a toy designer and character developer before trying his hand at illustration. His work has appeared on many children’s’ products, greeting cards, and magazines, and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators. He is the illustrator of Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson (Sterling). Michael lives in downtown Cleveland, where he enjoys painting, cooking, and listening to his extensive collection of vintage soul, jazz, and Brazilian music. Visit his website:

Pub Date: 9/5/2017

ISBN: 9781454919995

Price: $16.95 / $19.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10.875 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 3 and up

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books