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Grumble, Yawn

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Really cute and oh-so relatable! The story is told in sounds, with onomatopoeias echoing the actions on each page, making this a fun story for read-aloud. A child grumbles and groans while getting ready for bed, fighting sleep as kids are wont to do. The illustrations tell most of the story, with lots to look at in each spread, and kids will have fun acting out the sounds. Sure to be a hit!

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The adorable Grumble, Yawn by Deborah Kerbel reminds me of Sandra Boynton's books. A perfect bedtime story, toddlers will love mimicking the sounds represented in this book and understand the child's feelings as grows tired in the early evening hours. (Now available for preorder.)
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A lovely bedtime board book for toddlers.  There is no traditional narrative--the story is told through lively illustrations and pairs of onomatopoeic words as a young girl reluctantly prepares for bed.   This will be very engaging for young readers, encouraging interaction and laughs.   There's lots of potential for this to be an oft-repeated favorite!

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
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I recieved a copy of this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review...

So I normally don't read books to my my kids from the tablet, but tonight I'm under the weather and needed a quick and fun new read for them. 
I found this one and really loved the cover and the blurb given. 
The book was an easy and quick read and both my kids enjoyed listening to me read it. The sounds kept my kids engaged but left them wanting more. It's definitely more a reading time book and not one to read before bed.
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I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not normally a fan of this type of book. I did like the pictures and the colors. The sounds that they chose for things a child will hear at bedtime were fun. I think youngsters will enjoy this book even though there isn't a traditional "story"
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Thanks to Netgalley and Orca Book Publishers for a free digital copy.

An abstract goodnight book that tells a story with only the sights and sounds of a young girls antics in her bedtime routine. Very cute and I think very rereadable.
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A big thank you to NetGalley and Orca Book Publishers for the ARC.  I am voluntarily reviewing this book.  This is a children's book.  The words are all onomatopoeic.  So it is not a story, but rather a sequence of pictures which are pretty pink (and the main character is a girl) with accompanying noises.  It is up to the reader or the listener to decide what is behind the sounds.  Rather a unique idea.  I found it interesting.  3.5
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Grumble, Yawn
by Deborah Kerbel
This adorable board book is comprised entirely of sounds, sometimes rhyming, often alliterative, and always rhythmic. Delightfully engaging illustrations by Jacqui Lee follow a child through a bedtime routine, fussing all the way. Huffing and puffing, groaning and grumpy, the child gets a “ruffle, mwah” from daddy. But - snuffle, rustle, shuffle, creak - she is soon out of bed, where she and her cat - “whoop wheeeee” - get into a bit of trouble. The onomatopoeic text begs to be performed by child and adult alike. Sure to be a new bedtime favorite.
 
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review
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This cute little book about fighting bedtime really puts into perspective how grumpy we can all get when we need sleep.
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A cute and silly bedtime story for young toddlers and babies. This story is all simple images of a bedtime ritual with the bedtime sounds to go with each images. My two year old loves the inclusion of silly sounds in his picture stories so this was fun one for him. My son also loved  that there was a cat in the story. He is obsessed with cats. This is great for kids that are obsessed with fun noises in their stories. It is also a fairly quick read which can be so good at bedtime since your little one may ask for the same story at least five times. 

Four stars
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Grumble, yawn is a cute quick bedtime story, true depiction of children at bedtime. Definitely one to read over and over again at bedtime.
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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.
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A picture book made entirely of sounds, this is a fun read for toddlers. They’ll love repeating the sounds and parents will relate to the struggles of bedtime. Very cute!
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. 

I cannot wait to get a copy of this book! There are so many awesome vocabulary words associated with sound! It will be a fun bedtime story for kids to read along with!
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I love books like these because they help with making sounds and talking! I liked that there was a bedtime struggle and a potty break so we can recommend it based on those things if an adult is looking for a book covering those topics.
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