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Sleepyhead attack, here comes… [Review of ‘Meet the Wakersaur’]

June 6, 2016

Have you met the Wakersaur?

The wwwhaaat-wa-saur?

It’s a new monster in da’hood whom we’ve recently had the pleasure to meet. He apparently wakes any sleepyhead from slumber when it’s time to.

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Something like an alarm clock. Only more invasive.

Meet the Wakersaur is a light-hearted and funny children’s story about a made-up creature that’s specially “equipped” to wake sleepyhead children up in the morning. It is written by an old friend of mine from college – local author Shervin Seah – who tells me that this story was inspired by his own experiences of trying to wake his own kid up on a typical school day. As with all parents who’s got lazybones and sleepyheads, he’s ended up having to resort to a host of crazy antics from stubble-rubbing to tickling and furious kisses.

The book is also illustrated by up and coming local illustrator, Candice Phang, and contains wacky, entertaining visuals for the little ones.

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The Kao kids enjoyed the story and shared many laughs over the many reads they’ve had with Ben as the storyteller (since he’s able to be reading aloud well). Nat and Becks dig the idea of their brother doing voices and being the Wakersaur, and find his various versions of the Wakersaur’s  ‘Still asleep???’ extremely amusing.

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But nothing beats having their father read aloud this book. There’s the part where rubbing stubbles is part of the game and my kids totally love rolling on the bed having to endure that from their dad. With Fatherkao as the storyteller, the story comes complete with tickling, snorting and startling, and a whole load of guffawing and cackling on the bed.

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Snuggle time in bed to meet the Wakersaur

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There’s a part about grubby nose and everyone can identify!

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What are stubbles, Dad? the littles ask. They would soon find out!

Meet the Wakersaur promises to be an entertaining and interactive read and draws the playfulness and imagination out of children and adults alike. Quite a bit of fun to be had with this book, in my opinion – and helps in bonding too.

I know my kids and their dad did!

More details:

Meet the Wakersaur is authored by Shervin Seah and illustrated by Candice Phang. The book retails at Popular and MPH at SGD 16 and is suitable for ages  2-6.

If you’d like to meet the Wakersaur too, the blog is doing a giveaway for 5 readers! Simply participate in the giveaway here:

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Giveaway ends 20 June 2016. Get ready to meet the Wakersaur!

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  • Reply Stephanie Eng June 13, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    My son’s 8 months old. I call out his name, rub his back and sing him his favourite song or simply shower him with kisses!

  • Reply Ju Ann June 12, 2016 at 12:02 AM

    Hi Mother Kao!! That looks like a great bedtime book! My son will surely love it. 🙂

    Ju Ann

  • Reply Adeline June 10, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    I generally let him wake up on his own, but if we’re running late, I’ll just keep calling his name loudly. He’s a pretty light sleeper most of the time, so that works!

  • Reply Jaime chan June 10, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Alarm clock and loud ones too !

  • Reply Meiyi June 9, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Many different kind of “patterns is deployed everyday. Examples include but not limited to, sweets, chocolates, playing her favourite youtube songs on the tab, threatening not to bring her to playgrounds any more. LOL.

  • Reply Robert Sim June 7, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    I must first admit that I am not terribly patient. I will try to gently coax my son to get up for school, and if despite many gentle calls he still does not get out of bed and prefers to snooze, I will just deal out my last warning that I will leave the room and get on with my own chores. So if he doesn’t get up this moment, he will just be left snoozing away till he becomes too late for school. That usually works, although irritation is written all over his face.

  • Reply Carol Mei Mei Lim June 7, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    I start with gentle persuasion and then it slowly escalates to loud hollering if necessary, hahaha!

  • Reply Jingxian June 6, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Play some soft music and start the day with a bottle of milk

  • Reply Theresa tay June 6, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    I will give them lotsa kisses and tickle to wake the boys up 🙂

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