A Huffington Post Best Children’s Book of the Year
From Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo.
As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep?
Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley’s first picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo, evokes the splashy fun of the beach and the quietude of a moonlit night, with twenty yawns sprinkled in for children to discover and count.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just finished reading this cute story to my 3-year old right before nap time. All the talk of yawns had us both yawning right along with Lucy. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is easy to read and follow. My toddler could relate to Lucy in so many ways. She said "look her mom and dad are swinging her just like we do!" She immediately asked me to read it again. It is recommended for ages 3-7. A child on the older end of that range may be a little bored with it but my 3 year old loved it. If the child approves, it has passed the ultimate critic. Definitely recommend. The pictures are beautifully drawn in warm inviting colors.
I downloaded this on the kindle app on my iPad Air 2 and it came through well formatted and easy to read. I'm including some screenshots below. It's best if you read it with your iPad in the "landscape" position. The second screenshot shows a comparison of the regular text and how it is magnified if you double...
Starting as a fun day at the beach, this book ends with everyone yawning!
This book is perfect for small pre-readers to read along and help. It has the repetitive sounds and playfully drawn words that help children begin to identify words, starting with Flap. Flap! But then it goes to YAWN. Eventually everyone yawns.
This is a fun play on many good night books by changing the focus.
It is also a fun counting book. It took me a couple times through the book to find the twentieth yawn.
No point to the extremely short story. Boring even for little ones. Counting the yawns? 12 are on one page - no challenge. Sorry I selected it.
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