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I dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau

15798653I Dare You Not to Yawn
Helene Boudreau
Illustrated by Serge Bloch
2013 Candlewick Press
ISBN – 9780763650704
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Toddler, Preschool
4 Stars


We all know that yawns are contagious. Here we are minding our own business, doing our own thing, when suddenly we yawn. You know what happens after that right? Mom takes us up to  our room and makes us go to sleep! Ugh. So in order to avoid yawning we must stay away from stuffed animals, pajamas, your blankie, and many other things. But the second you do…Off to bed!

This is a cute story about something we all know to be true, yawns are evil contagious entities. As soon as a little kid starts to yawn, they are forced to go to bed. This book gives great advice for little kids to avoid the yawn. I find it perfectly hilarious because talking about yawning and cozy things may make kids want to yawn. I yawned more than once while reading this book. The illustrations are great as well. They are simple, but hilarious. You can really see how upset the kid is just thinking about yawning. I just think this is the perfect bedtime story, disguised as a funny daytime story for the little ones. Bedtime – 1, Kid – 0!


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