I Dare You Not to Yawn

I Dare You Not to Yawn

By Helene Boudreau; Haelaene Boudreau; Serge Bloch (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763650704, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2013

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 the Author
HELENE BOUDREAU believes mermaids are just as plausible as giant squids, flying fish or electric eels. She now writes fiction and non-fiction for kids from her land-locked home in Ontario, Canada. Her first book of this series, Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings, was a 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award finalist. www.heleneboudreau.com

Serge Bloch (born 1956) is a cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in major advertising campaigns and in publications including the New York Times, Time, and the Washington Post. His books for children include I Dare You Not to Yawn, You Are What You Eat, and Reach for the Stars.

Praise For I Dare You Not to Yawn

Boudreau’s pacing is impeccable; Bloch’s stylish digitally colored ink illustrations amplify the text’s humor while helping to telegraph its thinly disguised subliminal message. ... Stop haranguing noncompliant children at bedtime; I Dare You Not to Yawn will put them right where you want them…though be prepared to fall under its spell, too. Resistance is futile.
—The Horn Book