I Dare You Not to Yawn

I Dare You Not to Yawn

Board Book - 2013
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A comical cautionary tale for bedtime-resistant youngsters which challenges them to avoid yawning, from a dozing dog and a cuddly blanket to endearing baby orangutans who stretch out long arms for a nighttime hug.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763650704
0763650706
Branch Call Number: JP BOUDREA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Bloch, Serge

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kimrae Feb 17, 2015

I love this book! As others have said, it is so hard not to yawn while reading this book, or even looking at the title. I would recommend this book to anyone, and dare them not to yawn.

what a great book

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MrTsClass
Feb 04, 2014

We liked the humour in this story. The boy does not want to yawn and be put to bed, but he keeps thinking of things that make you yawn like counting sheep and by the end has been put to bed. We would recommend this book to a friend.

forbesrachel Jan 25, 2014

Not ready for bed? Well here are some tips for you. Prevent that yawn by avoiding all snuggle things, lullabies, and visual reminders. Most importantly, don't let mom see!

Each yawn is depicted with a wide-mouthed face, and while the style seems unrefined, it lends itself well to these funny, bold expressions.

Like the narrator suggests, yawns are sneaky, but the book is too. As it describes these ways to escape bedtime, the little boy gradually succumbs, until finally he lets out one huge double-page spread of a yawn. Likewise, children will get pulled along, provided the parent supplies some big yawn sounds of course.

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tlshafer2
Jan 20, 2014

We liked this book because it was hard not to yawn while listening to the story- mom yawned lots during this story- we liked all the things that the boy did to not yawn and he went to bed anyways!

JeanCaraRyan Jul 31, 2013

every page made me yawn. just thinking about it makes me yawn! great story.

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lilmisslibrary Mar 24, 2014

lilmisslibrary thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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