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Everyone Is Yawning

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  354 ratings  ·  67 reviews
It’s time for bed! The kitten yawns. Look. I think it is tired. All the little animals yawn. And the little kid? Does the little kid yawn too? You’ll find out as you lift-the-flaps in this surprising book.

A sleepytime book filled with tired animals and friendly flaps from the author-illustrator of the Oppenheim Gold Award winner Whose Hat is That?
Hardcover, 26 pages
Published August 19th 2016 by Clavis (first published October 13th 2015)
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Did I burst out laughing on like page 2? You bet I did.
Dawn Rutherford
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Adorable! Great bedtime story, or could be used for a story time about sleep or teeth.
I read this to a group of preschoolers and really hammed up the yawns as I lifted the flaps (especially the turtle). The kids were exclaiming over the animals' teeth. Even the teachers were into this book and one of them made sure I did the turtle yawn again after I'd finished reading the book. ...more
Christine Turner
It's time for bed! The kitten yawns. Look. I think it is tired. All the little animals yawn. And the little kid? Does the little kid yawn too? You'll find out as you lift-the-flaps in this surprising book.

A sleepytime book filled with tired animals and friendly flaps from the author-illustrator of the Oppenheim Gold Award winner Whose Hat is That?

Anita Bijsterbosch was born in 1961 in The Netherlands.
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
What a great bedtime story!
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Young children are bound to enjoy opening the flaps and seeing the various animals yawning mouths. A fun way to get children ready to go to sleep, or read another book. ;)
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book may put you to sleep in a good way! A fun read with a slew of animals getting ready to nap or sleep. Each page has a mouth flap to lift.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fun lift the flap book
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A perfect bedtime story for the youngest readers, this book makes everyone yawn!

On each page is an animal who is tired. On the first page, a large kitten smiles at the reader. When the words say, “Look, the kitten is yawning,” the reader lifts the flap on the kitten’s face and sees the kitten yawn. And so it goes with a raccoon, hippo, crocodile and more. The story ends with a pile of sleeping animals, including the child. Featuring scary animals, like a snake, and introducing new animals, like
Taylor Baird
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a cute bedtime story. This book could be useful when teaching about different animals. Parents and children would both love this book because it can help children wind down from their day, and help their parents while reading this book by lifting up the flaps. The author goes over the different characteristics of the animals, such as pointing out how the snake's tongue is different. I love how the author illustrated the animals as well. ...more
McKenzie Richardson
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This book is absolutely adorable. What a creative use of flaps. This is a great bedtime story. Simple, but very fun.

The illustrations are very cute. There is a flap on almost every page, which adds a fun and engaging element to the book.

I read this to three of the kids (ages 3-5) I work with and they all enjoyed it. Definitely can be enjoyed by younger children as well.
Everyone is Yawning is a perfect book to read to young children to engage them in a read aloud. each page talks about a different animal and has a flap in which can move when the line says they are yawning. On the pages, they can talk about the different animals and it shows them the features they might not have ever known about an animal before. I love how this at the end includes a young child becomes sleep too so it isn't just all about animals it can be about people too. ...more
I couldn't read this book without yawning repeatedly. Actually, even as I'm trying to write about it now I'm yawning! Interestingly, it didn't make F yawn. She loves lift-the-flap books so I predicted (correctly) that this one would be enjoyable for her. She has asked for it a few different times since bringing it home from the library. I found the easy-reader-style text in this book just so-so, but the illustrations were cute and flaps are always fun for toddlers. ...more
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is a great pre-bedtime book. The text is very simple & after yawning for each animal, I was tired, so hopefully it would have the same effect on kids. Even if it doesn’t, the pictures are adorable, even the snake (& it takes a REALLY cute picture for me to say that about a snake) and lifting the flaps to make each animal yawn is a lot of fun.
Catherine Austen
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
What a fun read-aloud! A perfect use of flaps -- I loved looking in all those mouths. Who hasn't watched a critter yawn and taken a closer look? The text is simple, just right for reading to younger kids, and the bold bright illustrations suit it perfectly. Nice design and colour scheme, and sturdy pages and flaps to withstand multiple readings. Really cute. (And good going-to-bed prep.) ...more
Kristina Aziz
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely one of the best for new readers. Great use of sight words and easily sounded words, and interactive to boot! As a bonus, getting your kid to "yawn" for the animals can turn into legit yawns that make bed time easier. Got this book at our local library, but definitely buying a copy to keep... and maybe a few more for my friends' kids. ...more
A series of animals followed a child are tired and yawn before falling asleep.

This lift-the-flap book shows many different animals as well as a little boy yawning at the end of the day before going to bed. Young readers will enjoy the interactive element.

This would make an excellent bedtime routine book.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We found this book at the library today. It has really cute illustrations. Each animal also has a mouth that flips open so that it looks like it is yawning. My mommy acts out the yawning noises and I open up the animal's mouth. Interactive and a cute read. ...more
A very repetitive book, and not really exciting, but it got all the parents in my "parents and twos" storytime yawning. Young kids like lift the flap books, and this book went over fine, but you see the inside of a mouth inside each of these flaps, so there isn't a lot of diversity. ...more
Debby Baumgartner
A simple flap book for preschoolers with double spreads of different animals. When you open the flap over their mouths they are yawning. In the end so is a child.
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really cute lift-the-flap book. It would be great for a toddler story time!
This book is perfect for all those parents who's children just will not go to sleep. You can't help but yawn when reading this book. And children always love life-the-flaps! ...more
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh my goodness, this book was delightful. Each page has flaps where you can make the animal open its mouth and yawn. We have read this multiple times over the past few days and my children love it.
Emily Lisowski
A very cute and interactive read that would be perfect for bed time! This story can also be used to introduce animals and their teeth. Definitely can be a very humorous read for you and the child.
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such an awesome book! Reeeeeeeeeally makes you yawn. Excellent for promoting sleepiness at bedtime ;)
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think this is better for younger kids, but my 5 and 6 year old decided it should be a 5 Star. Who can resist a lift-the-flap book?
Ashlin Edmisten
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zz2017, childrens
This is a great board book for a bed time story time
Mar 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
The idea is fun but the text is very repetitive. It’s basically one sentence ten times.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime
Definitely a book for bedtime and will certainly get you to yawn!
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who reads to little ones
This is a perfect, fun book for bedtime and anytime! The kids loved opening the flaps for each animal's mouth. It's silly, and I LOVE silly! ...more
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