Just in Passing

Susan Bonners, Author Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books $11.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-07711-2
Everyone knows how contagious a yawn can be, but in this book (as in Barney Saltzberg's The Yawn ), the yawn itself seems to take on a life of its own, traveling from one person to another. In Bonners's entertaining book, a yawn passes from a baby to an old woman, a newsman, a zookeeper, his hippopotamus, a cyclist and many more until the last yawner meets the original baby--whose lips are curling into a yawn. Children will find much to look at and discuss as the yawn moves in and out of the city and surrounding countryside. One especially imaginative link-up occurs when a bird watcher espies a yawning repairman atop a telephone pole. A woman catches the yawn from a snapshot of the open-mouthed hippo. The lively and colorful illustrations make this wordless book a delight for youngsters. Ages 3-5. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/27/1989
Release date: 03/01/1989
Hardcover - 978-0-517-08043-6
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Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-0-688-07712-9
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