Author(s): Helene Boudreau
"The funny, melodramatic prose is cleverly extended by Bloch s cartoonlike illustrations. . . . Just the ticket for nap-time or bedtime sharing." Kirkus Reviews Yawns are like colds. They spread!A hilarious and infectious cautionary tale that is so much fun, readers will beg for it again and again, whatever the consequences."
Boudreau s pacing is impeccable; Bloch s stylish digitally colored ink illustrations amplify the text s humor while helping to telegraph its thinly disguised subliminal message. ... Stop haranguing noncompliant children at bedtime; I Dare You Not to Yawn will put them right where you want them though be prepared to fall under its spell, too. Resistance is futile. The Horn Book"
Helene Boudreau is the author of twelve books for children and young adults, including the novels Acadian Star and Real Mermaids Don t Wear Toe Rings as well as a popular Canadian chapter book series called Red Dune Adventures. She lives in Ontario. Serge Bloch s first children s book, I Can t Wait by Davide Cali, is an IBBY award winner and has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. His other credits include The Enemy, also written by Davide Cali, and several books he has written himself: Butterflies in My Stomach, You Are What You Eat, and Reach for the Stars. He divides his time between New York and Paris."