Wake Me Up in 20 Coconuts!
An irresistible laugh-out-loud picture book about the importance of asking questions, by bestselling creator Laurie Keller.
The helpful KNOW-IT-ALL in apartment 2C can answer any question. He's such a wealth of information, and all his neighbors depend on him. But one day he is asked a question that he just doesn't understand. How can 2C help his neighbor and also protect his smarty-pants reputation if he doesn't know what the question means?
This clever story reinforces that it's okay—in fact, it's actually a very good thing—to say “I don't know.” Asking questions leads to discovery, understanding, and insight. In her signature humorous and imaginative style, Laurie Keller takes the embarrassment out of admitting that you don't know something and proves how helpful it can be!
"In her quirky, inventive style, Keller (Potato Pants!) delivers another illuminating tale via a carefully orchestrated jumble of colors, images, and talk bubbles…. Quirky asides abound from end to end of this visually jam-packed picture book, and a full-page close-up of 2C’s perplexed face is not soon forgotten."—Publishers Weekly
Recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Junior Library Guild Selections
A New York Times Editor’s Pick
Bank Street College Educator Best Book of the Year
Chicago Best of the Best Book
A Booklist Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Vermont Red Clover Award
A Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Nominee
A Minnesota Star of the North Picture Book Nominee
“Laurie Keller is a goofball. She's a genius. She's a goofball and a genius.”—New York Times Book Review on Arnie the Doughnut