Saturday, May 07, 2016

Twenty Yawns


                                                         by Jane Smiley

After a long day at the beach, Lucy's mom reads her a bedtime story and falls asleep. Mom manages to get to bed, but Lucy is now wide awake with the moon shining in her room. How will she ever get to sleep? Lucy sneaks past her sleeping dad on the living room chair to get her bear Molasses. The other stuffed animals with Molasses look lonely; can they come too? She carries the whole group to her room. Tucked into bed, the animals yawn sleepy yawns with Lucy. This is a familiar tale of a long day, turned into a sleepy series of yawns. Lauren Castillo's simple and cute illustrations show the basic emotion for the story.

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