Who's Yawning? by David Bedford
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Who's Yawning?
By David Bedford

Who's Yawning?

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Format: Hardback

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Who's Yawning? by David Bedford

Book Description

It's night'eAetime and the animals are getting very' very sleepy...WHO'S YAWNING? Join baby elephant as he trundles through the book to find out who it is that's yawning! Another irresistible flap book in the style of Bums and Tums from David Bedford and Leonie Worthington 'eAe with plenty of laughs! Age guide: 2'eAe4 Key sales points: Appealing illustrations that show warmth and humour. Card with flaps for interactive fun Great value hardcover The author and illustrator have created many standout early childhood titles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921272486
ISBN-10: 1921272481
Format: Hardback
(233mm x 212mm x 11mm)
Pages: 16
Imprint: Little Hare
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Youre a Big Brother by David Bedford Youre a Big Brother, Hardback (August 2016)

This sweet rhyming story is the perfect way to help any new big brother learn what to expect when a new baby arrives, work through his fears, and reassure him that although things will change, they will only change for the better! Written by best-selling author David Bedford, a perfect book to share.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Bright yellow endpapers enclose this lift-the-flap book in which a questioning pachyderm asks, "Who's yawning?" The format is an acknowledged child-pleaser, but there is a fatal flaw to the execution here. If a cat was yawning, it would not say "Miaa-aa-oo-www!" If a horse was yawning, it would not say "Nnn-ee-iii-gh!" That is speaking or making a sound. A yawn takes in air and lets it out and pretty much sounds and looks alike for animals and humans, and any child who's spent time with a pet already knows this. This bedtime story eventually finds all the animals awake and the elephant sleeping with a "SSSSSShhh!" Worthington's illustrations are bright and include clues around the flap to guess the animal underneath, although the flap edge is not always well-integrated into the picture beneath, resulting in some oddly chopped-off limbs and leaves. This overtly appealing concept book gives young readers the repetition they love, the fun of a guessing-game and a bedtime plot, but the chosen verb "yawning" makes all the animal noises a cacophony of errors. (Picture book. 3-5) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - David Bedford

David Bedford has always loved to read and after working as a NATO Scholar scientist in America decided to start writing stories full time. His career change has seen him publish 15 books, which have been translated into many languages around the world. David is well known for his picture books, including It's My Turn!, Big Bears Can! and Big Bear, Little Bear. His most recent books with Little Hare include Time for Bed, Isobel, Who's Laughing? And The Way I Love You. David has also created a series of junior novels, The Team, about a football/soccer team that doesn't always win! Titles include: The Soccer Machine/The Football Machine, Top of the League, Soccer Camp, Superteam and Banned! The fast paced and comical books promote trying hard and doing your best. David also regularly participates in workshops with children in schools, libraries and football clubs, using sport as inspiration to promote creativity in writing. David lives with his wife and two children in Norfolk, England.

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