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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the writing is dizzying and jolly, and the story of the yawn spreading across the land is clever. The art, often in shadowy colors, contributes to the fun and the drowse.
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What's the story?
Dr. Seuss lends his formidable talents to the Land of Nod, sending young sleepers off with a chuckle in their hearts. "A yawn is quite catching, you see. Like a cough. / It takes just one yawn to start other yawns off." And how! As citizens of Seussville fall asleep by the dozens, your little one will be happily absorbed.
Is it any good?
Leave it to Dr. Seuss to make high comedy out of sleeping. "It's a great night for snores! I just had a report / Of some boys who are tops in this musical sport," including McPhail: "He snores with his head in a three-gallon pail." Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book can help youngsters to sleep or crank them into a frenzy of laughter and queries, depending on the kid. Readers' imaginations will either be fevered or exhausted after reading this delightfully zany tale.
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