Twenty yawns

written by Jane Smiley

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From Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo.

As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep? Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley’s first picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo, evokes the splashy fun of the beach and the quietude of a moonlit night, with twenty yawns sprinkled in for children to discover and count.
A sweet soporific and an attractive option for most collections wanting to refresh bedtime selections.
— School Library Journal, starred review
Castillo’s color-saturated illustrations capture every bit of the joy of the family’s busy beach day; the shivery strangeness of being the only one awake in the house; and the love and warmth that permeate all the interactions here. And the twenty yawns (yes, you can count them) are pure genius: whether from expected or unexpected sources, they are incorporated perfectly into the story.
— The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
Caldecott Honor Book illustrator Castillo uses bold outlined figures and soft backgrounds exceptionally well...Children will enjoy turning pages to count all twenty yawns.
— Booklist
Perfect bedtime story for the end of a busy day.
— Kirkus, starred review