Sleepy Dog, Wake Up!


Title: Sleepy Dog, Wake Up! (1st Step Ready to Read: Step Into Reading)

Author: Harriet Ziefert

Illustrator: Norman Gorbaty

Published: 2014 (Random House)

Genre: Picture Book, Children, Beginner Reader

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In this Step 1 Step into Reading Reader, Sleepy Dog does not want to wake up! The sun is up, the cat is up—wake up, Sleepy Dog! Every sleepy child will laugh with Sleepy Dog as he shakes off his snooziness and finally gets out of bed, all ready to play. Fans of the original Sleepy Dog will be excited to join in Sleepy Dog’s fun morning.

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.


Simple text and bright illustrations encourage new readers with big type, easy, repeated words, rhyme and rhythm and picture clues. Perfect for Preschool and Kindergarten.

My kids (4 yo and 2 yo) loves this book. The illustrations are so cute with a very simple sentences. My 4 yo son can read aloud this book by himself, while his younger brother listened to him and enjoyed the illustration.

I used this book to simply show my older son that Sleepy Dog’s morning routines are almost the same as he is: morning wake-up difficulty, having a messy breakfast, getting stuck while playing. But these were resolved simply because the helps of others (Mama Dog, the Cat).



I got this book from my eldest son’s school library. And since he is now able to read aloud by himself, I was just sitting next to him holding the book and let him read the book.


Submitted for:

Project Baca Buku Cetak 2016 (#BacaBukuCetak)

Proyek Baca Buku Perpustakaan 2016 (#pbbp)

2016 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge (ILLRC)

2016 I Love Picture Books Reading Challenge (#ILPBRC)

Children’s Literature Reading Project (#CLRP)

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