Ming and Joanna Liu were inspired to write When I Wake Up by their daughter who loved to ask “What are we going to do tomorrow?” before going to bed.

Beyond having colorful illustrations that capture the child’s imagination, this book also offers a number of underlying benefits. The story introduces to children the basic concept of time, exposing them to the idea of day & night, today & tomorrow. It also helps children develop reasoning and logic skills as they learn about trade-offs and rewards. To help expand a
child’s vocabulary, the authors use preschool verbs to introduce every activity in the book. This whimsical story sends a positive message about going to sleep and is a perfect companion to every bedtime ritual.