Stay Awake, Sally by Mitra Modarressi
Geared Towards: Ages 4-8
Published By: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: October 2007
Role reversal, anyone? Parents and kids alike will get a kick out of this comical story about a young raccoon, Sally, who has to take charge when her parents won't. For as most parents have undoubtedly experienced for themselves, when it comes to bedtime it's usually anything but a breeze. Nine times out of ten the kiddos will try to think up any excuse in the book to try and weasle a few extra minutes of "up" time out of you. Such is not the case in Stay Awake, Sally though.
It's getting late, and Sally is getting tired. But when she announces to her parents that she's going to get ready for bed, they do everything they can to try to get her to stay up and play. Sally knows she must bathe, brush her teeth, get her pjs on and head to bed in a timely manner or else she'll be too tired to go to school the next morning. Her goofy parents, however, don't let her go easily. Whining for her to join them in baking cookies, to playing games, to dancing to music outside and more. These parents do not want to take 'no' for an answer.
This easy reader is sure to be a hit with any young child because the humor is blatent and they'll likely be able to easily relate to the parents who want to stay up playing all night long. Stay Awake, Sally is a adorable look into role reversal at it's finest. And Modarressi's cute illustrations certainly don't hurt the tale any.
OUR RATING: 5 hearts