Bound To Stay Bound

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 Yawns are coming!
 Author: Eliopoulos, Chris

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 305555 ISBN: 9781984816306
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Sleepovers -- Fiction
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Yawning -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Two best friends get together for a sleepover, but their plans to stay up all night are foiled when they are besieged by the Yawns and other harbingers of sleep.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 510707

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/20)
   School Library Journal (03/01/20)
   Booklist (03/01/20)
 The Hornbook (00/05/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2020 PreS-Gr 1—It's sleepover time for a young boy and his best friend, Noodles, and as with any good slumber party, their plans don't involve much sleep. The fun ends when the Yawns, physically depicted by a hoard of blue marshmallow creatures, descend. Try as they might, the pair are eventually caught. While this foe is no match for their willpower, the combined forces of Doze and company are. With adorable bedtime costumes, exaggerated expressions, and expressive fonts, this funny slumber party probably won't have readers yawning. Some may notice the hint, though, from the little lesson slipped in at the end. Eliopoulos's (Ordinary People Change the World) cute cartoons continue to grace the format. VERDICT Certain to be a favorite for many, this hilarious bedtime story will likely keep the kids up with laughter. Repeated reads may induce the desired effect.—Rachel Forbes, Oakville Public Library, Ont. - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 03/01/2020 A small, brown-skinned child invites his best friend Noodles to his house for a sleepover, but sleep doesn't seem to be in the cards. Their list of all-nighter activities includes hide-and-seek, board games, soccer, and firefly collecting. But then it happens: “THE YAWNS ARE COMING!” Minions of little blue characters with googly eyes and open red mouths arrive, chasing the two as they yell, “RUUUUUN!” The following unexpected double-page spread shows the two wide-eyed kids surrounded by hundreds of the little blue rascals. They sprint, they sneak, they hide, but it’s no use: resistance is futile. The duo are soon covered by the yawns. Noodles is infected by a giant yawn that spans the entire double page and is followed by the “SPLAP!” of a DOZE and the resounding ZZZ of a “SNOOOORE!” The digitally created cartoon artwork pops in colorful cameos and full bleeds as the two best friends try to escape their fate. When bedtime beckons, it will be impossible to get through this book aloud without summoning yawns—bedtime success is guaranteed. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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