Wednesday, October 6, 2021

"Grumble, Yawn" - a bookwrap



Grumble, Yawn

Authored by Deborah Kerbel

Illustrated by Jacqui Lee


* Ages:  Baby-2 years

* Board Book:  20 pages

* Publisher:  Orca Books

* Pub. Date:  March 15, 2022

* Language:  English

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 The Book               

Oh boy, putting a toddler to bed can be quite a feat especially if they don't want to go.  Award-winning author Deborah Kerbel and talented illustrator Jacqui Lee created a fun board book that will delight readers no matter what their age. 

This book highlights delightful sounds that embrace the theme of bedtime routine perfectly.  Do any of these words ring true to the bedtime ritual that perhaps you can recognize from your own experience of putting your little one to sleep?:  howl, moan, stomp, gargle, spit, hugs, puff, tinkle, flush, whoop wheeee and shhhh hush, just to cite a few.  I bet you can relate right?  


 The illustrations are wonderful and so spot on for that age group.  May "Shhh, it's bedtime! It's time to quiet down." be the magic words that encourage and enable your little one to finally get into bed and get to sleep.  I highly recommend this book.  I'm sure kids ( and adults too )  will love it. 

Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Deborah Kerbel is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several books for young people of all ages. Her books have been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association's YA Book Award and the Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award, among others. Deborah was born in London, England, and raised in Toronto where she now lives with her family.

About the Illustrator

Jacqui Lee’s illustrations are focused on storytelling and are inspired by the world around her. Jacqui's I Am Josephine was a CCBC Best Book for Kids and Teens and she was awarded an Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design for Murilla Gorilla and the Hammock Problem. Her work is fun, cheerful and aims to bring a smile to people’s faces. She loves the handmade and textural look of gouache paint and often carries a sketchbook with her, especially while travelling. An alumni of the Alberta University of the Arts, she now lives in London, UK.

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