Sunday, May 3, 2009

Another Picture Book from Gecko Press

The Big Yawn by Monika Spang, illustrated by Sonja Bougaeva
ISBN: 978 1 877467 19 6 RRP pb $18.99 hb R29.99 (Gecko Press)

Quickly now, it's almost eight.
We're the last ones through the gate.
Something happens as the sun goes down -
the most outlandish show in town.
You'll only see it at the zoo;
Watch carefully, as we walk through...

First the tiger yawns in the midst of playing checkers, then the showy swans get the yawning bug, they pass it to the porkers' pen, who crosses it over to the crocodile's nile until the whole zoo is yawning. The perfect book for bedtime reading for 3-6 year olds.

Monika Spang studied agricultural biology and journalism and Sonja Bougaeva studied book art and painting. Together they've produced a beautiful book about zoo animals.

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