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Out of Bed, Fred!

(The Joy Cowley Award)

Written by Lucy Davey
Illustrated by Harriet Bailey
Scholastic NZ Ltd. (2011)
ISBN 978-1-86943-997-2


“Out of bed, Fred!

In your clothes, Mose!

Brush your hair, Blair!

Wash your face, Mace!

Eat your food, Jude!

Clean your teeth, Keith!

Time to go, Joe!”


Every morning, when the alarm goes off at 7:00 a.m., Fred, Mose, Blair, Mace, Jude, Keith and Joe, sink into the sheets and snooze. They never even stir until their Mother comes in to give them a hurry-up.


Their little sister, Shirley, is always up and ready to go. "Good girl, Shirl!" Says Mum.


But one day, Shirl is a good girl one time too many. The boys decide to teach Shirl a lesson…

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