Picture Book Review: Yawn

Yawn by Patricia Hegarty

by Patricia HegartyTeresa Bellon (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

I can personally verify that this book will make you yawn. I yawned four times while reading it, and twice more while writing this review.

One little boy yawns, and his yawn is contagious! It sweeps through the town and out to the countryside. All around the world, people start yawning in Egypt, India, and even the North Pole. Farm animals and polar bears and elephants; no one is immune to this persistent yawn. The yawn reaches outer space where aliens begin to yawn. Then the yawn reaches the reader, and the little boy who started it all is tucked into bed fast asleep.

I love this adorable book! The art work is beautiful and colorful with a lot of details in the background that make it fun to read. There are die-cut openings between some of the pages, and a really clever set-up with some shorter pages that match the next page and enhance the scene.

It’s a really funny story, and a great design too! Perfect for bedtime reading.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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