FICTION

The Yawns Are Coming!

Dial. Apr. 2020. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781984816306.
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PreS-Gr 1–It’s sleepover time for a young boy and his best friend, Noodles, and as with any good slumber party, their plans don’t involve much sleep. The fun ends when the Yawns, physically depicted by a hoard of blue marshmallow creatures, descend. Try as they might, the pair are eventually caught. While this foe is no match for their willpower, the combined forces of Doze and company are. With adorable bedtime costumes, exaggerated expressions, and expressive fonts, this funny slumber party probably won’t have readers yawning. Some may notice the hint, though, from the little lesson slipped in at the end. Eliopoulos’s (Ordinary People Change the World) cute cartoons continue to grace the format.
VERDICT Certain to be a favorite for many, this hilarious bedtime story will likely keep the kids up with laughter. Repeated reads may induce the desired effect.

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