{"id":7725116457197,"title":"Leo, Rise and Shine!","handle":"leo-rise-and-shine","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Anna McQuinn\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\"\u003eAnna McQuinn\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Ruth Hearson\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\"\u003eRuth Hearson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTime to start the day!\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eLola’s little brother Leo is back in a new good-morning story that wakes his whole body up!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePerfect for establishing morning routines, this sweet companion to \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eLeo, Sleep Tight!\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and spin-off of the best-selling Lola Reads series is sure to delight. Leo has had a big sleep, and it is time to get ready for the day. He wakes up with a morning routine focused on his head, shoulders, knees, and toes until he is energized and ready for anything!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDon't miss the companion title, \u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-sleep-tight\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eLeo, Sleep Tight!\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-loves-mommy\"\u003eLeo Loves Mommy\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-loves-daddy\"\u003eLeo Loves Daddy\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-loves-baby-time\"\u003eLeo Loves Baby Time\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-gets-a-checkup\"\u003eLeo Gets a Checkup\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-can-swim\"\u003eLeo Can Swim\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-rise-and-shine-spread.jpg?v=1649337091\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-rise-and-shine-cover.jpg?v=1651253273\" alt=\"Leo Loves Daddy book cover\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-rise-and-shine-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1651253273\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including the Lola series and the Leo series. Anna leads children's and parents' programs at her local library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRuth Hearson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including \u003cem\u003eLeo Can Swim, Leo Loves Baby Time, \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003eCinnamon's Fairy Sleepover \u003c\/em\u003eand\u003cem\u003e Knitted by Grandma.\u003c\/em\u003e She lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Ruth Hearson bio\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ruth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA toddler goes through his morning routine with his father and mother: play, breakfast, toothbrushing, dressing, dancing, and heading out for an adventure. Jubilant, soft-textured illustrations depict an easy warmth and bubbly energy shared by all three Black family members. The cheery sequence of activities may serve as a valuable tool for young readers learning to internalize a predictable morning routine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVERDICT A bright and bouncy addition to the shelves.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, a young brown-skinned boy, awakes from a night of rest, ready to greet the day.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe sun greets Leo (whom readers may recognize from other titles in the series devoted to his daily life), still in bed as his caregiver opens the curtains of the window near his crib. 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Leo has had a big sleep, and it is time to get ready for the day. He wakes up with a morning routine focused on his head, shoulders, knees, and toes until he is energized and ready for anything!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDon't miss the companion title, \u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-sleep-tight\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eLeo, Sleep Tight!\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-loves-mommy\"\u003eLeo Loves Mommy\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-loves-daddy\"\u003eLeo Loves Daddy\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-loves-baby-time\"\u003eLeo Loves Baby Time\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-gets-a-checkup\"\u003eLeo Gets a Checkup\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/leo-can-swim\"\u003eLeo Can Swim\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-rise-and-shine-spread.jpg?v=1649337091\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-rise-and-shine-cover.jpg?v=1651253273\" alt=\"Leo Loves Daddy book cover\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leo-rise-and-shine-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1651253273\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnna McQuinn, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including the Lola series and the Leo series. Anna leads children's and parents' programs at her local library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Anna McQuinn bio\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-mcquinn\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Anna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRuth Hearson, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including \u003cem\u003eLeo Can Swim, Leo Loves Baby Time, \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003eCinnamon's Fairy Sleepover \u003c\/em\u003eand\u003cem\u003e Knitted by Grandma.\u003c\/em\u003e She lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Ruth Hearson bio\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ruth-hearson\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ruth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA toddler goes through his morning routine with his father and mother: play, breakfast, toothbrushing, dressing, dancing, and heading out for an adventure. Jubilant, soft-textured illustrations depict an easy warmth and bubbly energy shared by all three Black family members. The cheery sequence of activities may serve as a valuable tool for young readers learning to internalize a predictable morning routine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVERDICT A bright and bouncy addition to the shelves.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeo, a young brown-skinned boy, awakes from a night of rest, ready to greet the day.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe sun greets Leo (whom readers may recognize from other titles in the series devoted to his daily life), still in bed as his caregiver opens the curtains of the window near his crib. Developmentally appropriate language playfully captures the movement of toddlers, making this exploration of a happy child’s morning appropriate for group read-alouds and lap reads. Leo “shakes awake” with a box of cereal and goes through his morning routine: munching on “crunchies,” sipping “zingy juice,” and brushing his teeth in the mirror alongside a parent shaving. Finally dressed, he is “wide awake and ready for anything.” The short, descriptive sentences, which appear on most pages, describe the world as experienced by toddlers: “The lemon-yellow sun sparkles in”; “Leo has had a big sleep”; he “shimmies into sharp shorts.” Hearson’s gentle illustrations, which use a soft palette of colors dominated by blues and greens, evoke feelings of harmony and depict a trusting and loving relationship between Leo and his caregivers, who appear to be Black. What a joyful morning!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eReliable storytelling and comforting images make this latest series installment another charmer.\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e \n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eChildren's Literature\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWake up to a fun filled day with Leo and his mom and dad in this adorable board book. Leo, is a young toddler boy with brown skin and curly hair. His smiling face in a comfy crib adorns the first double page spread as Leo rises in the morning. His mom opens up the curtains to let the sun into his bedroom. Leo joins his dad in the kitchen as they shae cereal boxes. He sits in his chair to scoop cereal with a spoon and drink juice from a cup. Next up, Leo heads into the bathroom with his dad. His dad shaves his face while Leo brushes his teeth. Leo gets dressed next with a striped yellow top and red shorts. His outfit is complete with yellow shoes that are called jellies. Leo holds his parents hands as they swing him in between on the way to play with water. This is a precious representation of a morning routine for a toddler. Little ones will love to wake up with Leo! The illustrations are joyful and simple. This book is part of a series called Leo Can! A wonderful addition to a home library.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBoard book\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-sheets-value='{\"1\":2,\"2\":\"9781623543396\"}'\u003e978-1-62354-339-6\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 0-3\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 18\u003cbr\u003e7 x 7\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Leo, Rise and Shine!


By: Anna McQuinn / Illustrated by: Ruth Hearson

Time to start the day!

Lola’s little brother Leo is back in a new good-morning story that wakes his whole body up!

Perfect for establishing morning routines, this sweet companion to Leo, Sleep Tight! and spin-off of the best-selling Lola Reads series is sure to delight. Leo has had a big sleep, and it is time to get ready for the day. He wakes up with a morning routine focused on his head, shoulders, knees, and toes until he is energized and ready for anything!

Don't miss the companion title, Leo, Sleep Tight!

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Anna McQuinn, author

Anna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than twenty-five years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including the Lola series and the Leo series. Anna leads children's and parents' programs at her local library.

Read more about Anna.

Ruth Hearson, illustrator

Ruth Hearson has illustrated and written several children's books, including Leo Can Swim, Leo Loves Baby Time, Cinnamon's Fairy Sleepover and Knitted by Grandma. She lives in England.

Read more about Ruth.

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School Library Journal

A toddler goes through his morning routine with his father and mother: play, breakfast, toothbrushing, dressing, dancing, and heading out for an adventure. Jubilant, soft-textured illustrations depict an easy warmth and bubbly energy shared by all three Black family members. The cheery sequence of activities may serve as a valuable tool for young readers learning to internalize a predictable morning routine.

VERDICT A bright and bouncy addition to the shelves.

Kirkus Reviews

Leo, a young brown-skinned boy, awakes from a night of rest, ready to greet the day.

The sun greets Leo (whom readers may recognize from other titles in the series devoted to his daily life), still in bed as his caregiver opens the curtains of the window near his crib. Developmentally appropriate language playfully captures the movement of toddlers, making this exploration of a happy child’s morning appropriate for group read-alouds and lap reads. Leo “shakes awake” with a box of cereal and goes through his morning routine: munching on “crunchies,” sipping “zingy juice,” and brushing his teeth in the mirror alongside a parent shaving. Finally dressed, he is “wide awake and ready for anything.” The short, descriptive sentences, which appear on most pages, describe the world as experienced by toddlers: “The lemon-yellow sun sparkles in”; “Leo has had a big sleep”; he “shimmies into sharp shorts.” Hearson’s gentle illustrations, which use a soft palette of colors dominated by blues and greens, evoke feelings of harmony and depict a trusting and loving relationship between Leo and his caregivers, who appear to be Black. What a joyful morning!

Reliable storytelling and comforting images make this latest series installment another charmer.

Children's Literature

Wake up to a fun filled day with Leo and his mom and dad in this adorable board book. Leo, is a young toddler boy with brown skin and curly hair. His smiling face in a comfy crib adorns the first double page spread as Leo rises in the morning. His mom opens up the curtains to let the sun into his bedroom. Leo joins his dad in the kitchen as they shae cereal boxes. He sits in his chair to scoop cereal with a spoon and drink juice from a cup. Next up, Leo heads into the bathroom with his dad. His dad shaves his face while Leo brushes his teeth. Leo gets dressed next with a striped yellow top and red shorts. His outfit is complete with yellow shoes that are called jellies. Leo holds his parents hands as they swing him in between on the way to play with water. This is a precious representation of a morning routine for a toddler. Little ones will love to wake up with Leo! The illustrations are joyful and simple. This book is part of a series called Leo Can! A wonderful addition to a home library.

Board book
ISBN: 978-1-62354-339-6

Ages: 0-3
Page count: 18
7 x 7

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