by Linda Ashman with pictures by Chuck Groenink
I was ridiculously excited to see this book at the library and basically shouted ‘hooray!’ after telling my kids to be quiet. Whoops. But I really love William’s Winter Nap so was thrilled that there is now a spring version.
William wakes up from his long winter’s nap and immediately starts to prepare for a very special guest. Chipmunk gets up with him and comes to his help. But there is so much to do and they need more help! One by one the animals are woken up to help. Except for the snoozing Racoon who only wakes up when the cake is ready.
I love this book because (a) it’s a good reminder one should always bake a celebratory cake and (b) I was able to use it as an example when my son refused to help clean up the other day. Does he want to be like Racoon? Remember how unfair it was that everyone else did the work?
Nothing like passive aggressive manipulation through kids books.