No More Yawning!by Paeony Lewis, Brita Granstrom
Seven o'clock: Time for Florence and her plush pal Arnold to hit the hay. Florence must be tired--her yawns are getting BIGGER by the minute. But neither little girl nor toy monkey can possibly go to bed. Not now. Now when there are
It's monkeyshines at bedtime in a story as infectious as yawning! The second Florence and Arnold story, following NO MORE COOKIES.
Seven o'clock: Time for Florence and her plush pal Arnold to hit the hay. Florence must be tired--her yawns are getting BIGGER by the minute. But neither little girl nor toy monkey can possibly go to bed. Not now. Now when there are good-night kisses to give and lullabies to sing and stories to tell and sheep to count! These two are driving Mom BANANAS with their stay-awake shenanigans, and soon she's yawning, too. Good thing she know the secret to falling asleep....A story as infectious as yawning--with a bonus section of sleep tips!
K-Gr 3- Florence is trying to sleep-she really is!-but there are a million unavoidable interruptions. First, she needs Mom to kiss her toy monkey, Arnold, goodnight. Then, he needs a lullaby. Then, Florence is thirsty and Arnold wants to hear a monkey story; then Florence has to draw, number, and cut out a bunch of sheep to count...but, eventually, Mom comes up with a soothing solution, and almost everyone falls asleep. This wonderful lapsit is punctuated throughout with Florence's predictable refrain, "We're trying to sleep, we really are," which children will find easy to anticipate and repeat without getting too keyed up about it. A text-intensive epilogue, "Tips on Falling to Sleep," is clearly directed at grown-ups baffled by their own little night owls. (Florence delivers the tips herself and directs them to children, but no naps, no soda, no showers, regular bedtime, and relaxing routine are definitely hints for adults.) She concludes by suggesting a "Dream Scrapbook" filled with drawings. Granström's cartoons do an unremarkable job of illustrating the story, and that's fine; this book is carried far more by Florence's creative attempts to stall than by the artwork.-Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC
- Scholastic, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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