Twenty Yawns will wake up your bedtime reading

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Just in time for summer, Twenty Yawns is the perfect bedtime story about a family's trip to the beach.

Title: Twenty Yawns

Author: Jane Smiley

Illustrator: Lauren Castillo

Target Age: Preschool - 2nd Grade

This book is a gentle reminder of a few things. First, the beach is simply one of the best places to be when it’s hot outside. Second, hours spent in the water sure does make you tired. And third, the slumber attained after a full day in the water is the best sleep ever!

As for those yawns, Smiley’s words and Castillo’s illustrations go hand-in-hand. Throughout the pages, we see all of the things that make Lucy smile. From her mom and dad to her blankie, and her stuffed animal BFFs, there definitely are 20 yawns in all.

Dorothy H. Price is a wife and mother of two. Her first picture book, Nana’s Favorite Things is available in bookstores and online. Find her on Twitter @dorothyhp.