Book review: Boris and the Worrisome Wakies, by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Lester, Helen. Boris and the Worrisome Wakies. Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. Unpaged. $16.99. ISBN 978-0544640948. Ages 4 and up. P9 Q8

Boris the badger just can’t get to sleep at night. Every night he gets the wakies, and then, when he gets to school, he always falls asleep and misses all the fun things the class does. Boris figures out how to solve his sleep schedule because he really wants to do things with his friends at school. This is a good book about getting to bed and sleeping with a schedule. The illustrations by Munsinger, who does most of Lester’s books, are full of fun.

VERDICT: Children who can’t get to sleep, and parents who want that more than anything, will find a fun story and a good lesson for this challenge. Very enjoyable.

December 2019 review by Lynne Wright.

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