Author: Sally Symes
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Walker Books (UK), Candlewick Press (US)
Target audience: 1+
Format: Board book (20 pages)
'Sean gave a yawn while sitting on his mat. Guess who he gave it to? A scruffy, fluffy... Cat gave a yawn as lazily she purred...'
Follow the contagious yawn as it's passed from animal to animal, until finally, sensible Nellie leads them all to bed. The pictures are bright, cheerful and very clear, and the lovely rhyming text cues the child in to guessing which animal is coming next.
The final page is deliberately a rather complicated muddle, with all the characters snuggled up together, but other than that, this book scores top marks from this household, for both picture clarity and general appeal.
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