PPBF: I Dare You Not To Yawn


Author: Hélène Boudreau
Serge Bloch
Candlewick Press, 2013

Age Level: 4-8

Opening: Yawns are sneaky. They can creep up on you when you least expect them.
Summary: (Excerpt from my library catalog) 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.

Why I Like This Book: Boudreau has taken a very simple premise and concocted an inviting (Ha! Not me! I won’t do it!) exercise – yep, exercise, in what it would take to keep yourself from loosing the bet, but you do – in reading this you are doomed to drowsy depths despite the engrossing, energetic linework of Serge Bloch. Read it and risk it – I dare you!

Next week I’ll be joining the community of PPBF reviewers linked together on Susanna Hill’s site – a fantastic resource for teachers and parents!

18 thoughts on “PPBF: I Dare You Not To Yawn

  1. The power of suggestion. I read the title and yawned. And, then yawned again as I looked the illustration. This really sounds like a fun read with kids. Love the idea of an exercise to not make you yawn. Love this book and will get it for my granddaughter.


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