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I Dare You Not to Yawn

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Review:

"Boudreau (Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings) dispenses mock advice for children who want to avoid bedtime with a sly dose of comedy. 'There you are, minding your own business, building the tallest block tower in the history of the universe or dressing up the cat when suddenly... a yawn pops out,' she writes. Yawning leads to pajamas, bedtime stories, lullabies, and then — worst of all — lonely darkness. 'How did I get here?' ask two eyes in a spread of pitch black. The key to avoiding all of this is to stifle yawns, Boudreau advises. Bloch's (My Snake Blake) scrawled pen-and-ink drawings — in the school of Jules Feiffer and Quentin Blake — show the threat of 'huggable stuffed animals' as a boy bolts, sweat jumping off his forehead, from the yawn-inducing elements of domestic life. The subversive narrator, who so clearly understands the indignity and outrage of bedtime, makes a wonderful ally, and Bloch's visual jests make this a book that promises to elicit not yawns, but guffaws. Ages 4 — up. Author's agent: Lauren MacLeod, the Strothman Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Hélène Boudreau is the author of twelve books for children and young adults, including the novels Acadian Star and Real Mermaids Dont Wear Toe Rings as well as a popular Canadian chapter book series called Red Dune Adventures. She lives in Ontario.

Serge Blochs first childrens book, I Cant Wait by Davide Cali, is an IBBY award winner and has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. His other credits include The Enemy, also written by Davide Cali, and several books he has written himself: Butterflies in My Stomach, You Are What You Eat, and Reach for the Stars. He divides his time between New York and Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763650704
Author:
Boudreau, Helene
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Bloch, Serge
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.8 x 9.13 x 0.38 in 0.83 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Boudreau (Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings) dispenses mock advice for children who want to avoid bedtime with a sly dose of comedy. 'There you are, minding your own business, building the tallest block tower in the history of the universe or dressing up the cat when suddenly... a yawn pops out,' she writes. Yawning leads to pajamas, bedtime stories, lullabies, and then — worst of all — lonely darkness. 'How did I get here?' ask two eyes in a spread of pitch black. The key to avoiding all of this is to stifle yawns, Boudreau advises. Bloch's (My Snake Blake) scrawled pen-and-ink drawings — in the school of Jules Feiffer and Quentin Blake — show the threat of 'huggable stuffed animals' as a boy bolts, sweat jumping off his forehead, from the yawn-inducing elements of domestic life. The subversive narrator, who so clearly understands the indignity and outrage of bedtime, makes a wonderful ally, and Bloch's visual jests make this a book that promises to elicit not yawns, but guffaws. Ages 4 — up. Author's agent: Lauren MacLeod, the Strothman Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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