I Dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau

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Just try to resist this comical — and infectious — cautionary fable that will have even bedtime-avoiders gladly snuggling up for a nightly challenge.

A yawn can land you in your pj’s and under the covers before you can blink and say "Baa baa black sheep." So clamp your mouth shut and look away from your sleepy dog, stay away from your cuddly blanket, and whatever you do, don’t think of baby orangutans stretching their long arms out for a snuggly hug. Otherwise, you might find your mouth opening wide and letting out a great big yawny yaaaaaawn — hey, you were supposed hold it in! A hilarious read-aloud that is so much fun, kids will beg for it again and again, whatever the consequences.

About Helene Boudreau

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Hélène Boudreau is the author of twelve books for children and young adults, including the novels Acadian Star and Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings as well as a popular Canadian chapter book series called Red Dune Adventures. She lives in Ontario.Serge Bloch’s first children’s book, I Can’t 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.
Published March 12, 2013 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Those sneaky, sneaky yawns--just one and it's lights out for you.

Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of I Dare You Not to Yawn

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Boudreau (Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings) dispenses mock advice for children who want to avoid bedtime with a sly dose of comedy.

Feb 11 2013 | Read Full Review of I Dare You Not to Yawn