Twenty Yawns

Book Talk

Written by: Jane Smiley and Illustrated by: Lauren Castillo

Beautiful pastels bring this book alive. This book is written by a Pulitzer Prize winner and Illustrated by a Caldecott Honor recipient. You will soon find yourself yawning with each character.

Hey Kids!!!

Have you ever had so much fun that you were really tired...and it wasn't bedtime yet? Have you ever been sleepy but once you were in bed you couldn't fall asleep? If you said yes, you'll understand Lucy's problem. Lucy has lots of fun with mom and dad at the beach. Follow her along as she plays. When the sun goes down, the yawns come out. 1, 2, 3, 4... can you count all 20 yawns?There is only one problem. Lucy just can't sleep. Oh no! What will she do? Read Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley to find out.

Hey Parents!!!

The illustrations in this book feature a biracial couple and their daughter Lucy. Being mixed race (black and white) is never brought up in the story. If you're looking for a story that features a biracial family without explicitly saying so (just a normal family doing normal things), this is the book for you.This also makes a great bedtime and counting story.