The Yawn Heard 'Round the World by Scott Thomas

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Here's your ticket to a '¬?round-the-world journey with a most unusual tour guide. Departing from Sarah'¬?s bedroom, her yawn makes an eastbound tour of the globe through Cuba, France, Chad, Russia, China, the blue Pacific, Peru. . .and beyond. Will it ever stop?!Bouncy rhymes and watercolor collages enliven each episode in this contagiously funny tale of a silent phenomenon familiar to even the most wide-awake sleepy-head in the world. Lift the flap to reveal the yawn'¬?s final destination. Spirited yet appropriate for bedtime.Teaches some light geography.

About Scott Thomas

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When he'¬?s not too sleepy, SCOTT THOMAS likes to juggle balls and clubs and think up adventures to try. A first-time children'¬?s book author, he works for a newspaper and lives with his family in Buffalo, New York. TATJANA MAI-WYSS lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, new baby, and crazy cat, Friday. This is her first picturebook.
Published January 2, 2003 by Tricycle Press. 30 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In a joint debut for both Thomas and Mai-Wyss, the unusual subject of the highly contagious nature of a yawn is combined with a whirlwind tour to create an amusing story that works despite the unlikely premise and a sing-songy rhyming text.

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In an inspired touch, the artist uses a confetti-like motif of tiny x's, o's and miniscule dots in bright colors to convey the contagious yawn as it jumps from Cuba to Paris (where a lady dining on noodles with three fancy pink poodles "plopped into a soggy snooze") before spreading to Chad, Peru...

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