Wake Up by Katie Cleminson

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Katie Cleminson’s books are very special things. They burst with wholly original, joyful artwork and stories that celebrate the magic of children’s lives, sparking their imaginations.

Her debut picture book, Box of Tricks, uses colour in a bold, inventive way, grabbing children and adults alike and taking them on a journey to meet Eva – the girl who becomes a master magician, conjuring extraordinary delights out of her special box, including one incredibly adorable polar bear. A celebration of creativity and imaginative play, Box of Tricks was followed by Wake Up! – the story of one boy’s day, accompanied by some furry friends who show that maybe animals and people aren’t so different after all. This fun rhythmic read-aloud has lots for children to recognize and relate to. And we have more magic to come from Katie: watch out for her new book, Otto the Book Bear. It has high adventure, a tiny bear and a passion for books!

Katie Cleminson creates worlds that children love to dive into; there’s so much to share, discover and be inspired by in them - we can’t wait to see what’s next!


Wake Up by Katie Cleminson

Wake up, and up and up! There's so much to do in the day, but before you know it, it's time for bed and for stories and cuddles...


A rhythmic journey through a child's day that is lovely for bedtime -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller Gentle enough for a bedtime read, the uncomplicated pen and ink illustrations are beautifully crafted -- Jayne Howarth Carousel Delightful little tale ... The illustrations are beautiful ... The story is told in rhyme and young children will definitely find this a fun story for any time of the day. I can see why this talented author and illustrator is an award winner -- Jo Milne South Wales Argus An inspiring read aloud for bedtime readers Irish Examiner It is easy to understand why Katie Cleminson won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator, with her clear pictures, smooth lines and differing perspectives she is a brilliant new talent with much to offer her young audience Armadillo

About the Author

Katie Cleminson

Selected as a Booktrust Best New Illustrator of 2011.

Katie gained her foundation diploma in Art and Design at Falmouth College. She went on to study Illustration for Children's Publishing at the North Wales School of Art, where she graduated with a First in the summer of 2007.

Katie works with inks, charcoal and Photoshop and loves the work of Lane Smith and Jackson Pollack. She's drawn to nostalgic items like gramophones, typewriters, pipes and bowler hats, which sometimes turn up in her work. Katie was chosen as one of the Booktrust Best New Illlustrators of 2011.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

29th April 2010




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