Activity Kit

★ “[The] perfect bedtime story
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47782 6355; Ki nd
Pr int ISBN  978-1

TWENTY
YAWNS
BY

Jane Smiley

Pulitzer Prize Winner

le ASIN B0 0N58XL

ILLUSTRATED BY

Lauren Castillo
Caldecott Honor Artist

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UCY HAS A LONG, FUN DAY at the beach with her mom and dad. “Early bedtime!” says Mom as all

three yawn and head for home. Lucy drifts off as Mom reads her a bedtime story, but later awakens to a
dark, quiet house with everyone asleep except for her. She gathers her stuffed animal friends for company
and tucks them in, one by one. Soon everyone begins to yawn again, sending Lucy peacefully to sleep.
Featuring lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, this bedtime tale from Pulitzer Prize winner Jane
Smiley and Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo evokes the splashy fun of the beach and the quiet of a
moonlit night, with twenty yawns sprinkled in for children to discover and count.

Use the fun activities in this kit with little ones—
at bedtime or anytime!.I

Beach Day!.I
Lucy has a fun day at the beach with her mom and dad.
She loves playing in the sand and builds a sandcastle.
What kind of sandcastle would you build at the beach?
Draw a picture of it below.

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How many times do you see the word YAWN? ______________________________

How many yawns do you see in the illustrations? ______________________________
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Animal Names
Lucy loves her stuffed animal friends. She gives each one a name. Trace the letters of each
animal’s name. Do your stuffed animal friends have names, too?

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Draw a picture of your best animal friend below.
Write his or her name on the line.

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Hornet

Frank

What Doesn't Belong?!
Lucy sees lots of fun things at the beach!
Mark an X through the images below that do not belong at the beach.

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