Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou by Julia Donaldson

Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Karen George

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July 2013 Book of the Month

Best-selling Julia Donaldson delights as always in this entertaining bedtime story. A gentle ghost tries to scare a little girl but, when he fails even to be able to wake her up, he knows he needs help! Luckily, there are lots of very noisy friends on hand!


Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou by Julia Donaldson

A little ghost tries to give Lydia Lou a scare ...but he can't even wake her up. So he fetches his noisy animal friends to help: Mew! Moo! Too-whit too-whoo! Wake up do, Lydia Lou! Will anything ever wake her?


This is a very appealing story and a delight to read out loud. The Book Bag Botboy seemed to really enjoy it and often asks for 'the ghost story'. Sackgirl likes to read it for him too, mimicking the various sound effects for the cat, cow, owl and others. Talk About Cheesecake Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! is another lovely story which is very well written and beautifully illustrated and would make a perfect read for Monsters aged around the two to four years age mark. Monsters Fun House Wake Up Do Lydia Lou is a brilliantly written, easy read for children and great for getting them involved in bedtime reading. I would definitely recommend this as a book for young children learning to read and recognise words. Mummy and the Chunks Julia Donaldson can do now wrong in my eyes! I loved the drawings, and so did the toddlers, clear and bright also I think the messages is you've nothing to be scared of in the dark The Guardian

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Book Info


24 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

20th June 2013




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