Quick! Close your mouth!
Especially if your eyes feel droopy, your shoulders feel sloopy, and your mouth feels like it wants to stretch open wide to let out a great big yawny yaaaaaawn — hey, you were supposed hold it in! Oh, dear. You know what happens next, don’t you?
(You were warned. You can’t say you weren’t warned!)
A hilarious—and infectious—cautionary fable that is so much fun, readers will beg for it again and again, whatever the consequences!
Praise for I Dare You Not to Yawn:
Publisher’s Weekly: “Boudreau… dispenses mock advice for children who want to avoid bedtime with a sly dose of comedy.”
Kirkus: “Just the ticket for nap-time or bedtime sharing.”
SLJ: “a fun selection”
Booklist: ”Boudreau and Bloch work seamlessly here to deliver the funny…”
Awards and Nominations:
2013 Parents’ Choice Award winner: http://goo.gl/xjScb
2013 Ontario Library Association Best Bet: http://goo.gl/RX0bO3
2014 Ontario Blue Spruce Nominee: http://goo.gl/sbYvpc
2014 Missouri Building Block Nominee: http://goo.gl/0QumhW
2014 Texas 2×2 Reading List: http://goo.gl/nxKOcM
I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN. Text copyright © 2013 by Hélène Boudreau. Illustrations copyright © 2013 by Serge Bloch. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.
Just Your Average Teenage Mer-Girl
The only thing that terrifies Jade more than the ocean is dancing at the Fall Formal. Because Jade has two left feet—er, flippers. Who knew being a high school freshman is even more awkward than being a plus-size aqua-phobic mer-girl? At least her only drama is of the human variety…
The Mermish Council has just declared that all land-dwelling mers but return to the ocean. Pronto. But there’s no way Jade is going to let her mom, or Luke, her…boyfriend? mer-guy-friend?, disappear into the deep, dark ocean. Again. After all, a girl’s got to have a date to her first dance.
If Jade can stop mer-mageddon, finding a plus-size dress that doesn’t look like a shower curtain should be a piece of cake.
Praise for Real Mermaids Don’t Need High Heels:
“The adventures of a part-time mermaid continue with more comedy and easy but suspenseful action…Frothy fun.”—Kirkus