Creative Writing at The New School

Stop That Yawn! by Caron Levis, faculty member and Writing for Children and Young Adults program coordinator, MFA in Creative Writing Program at The New School.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018

From the publisher: Pack your toothbrushes, but leave your pajamas and pillows behind for this one-of-a-kind bedtime story from Ida, Always author Caron Levis and bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham. And whatever you do…DON’T YAWN! 

Gabby Wild has had enough of bedtime. Yawn, curl, snuggle, snore—what a bore! 

So instead of tucking in, she jets out—with poor Granny in tow—to a place where beds are for bouncing, hushes are shushed, and it’s never too late for ice cream. But sometimes, even when you grit your teeth and seal your lips, it’s impossible to stop that…YAWN! 

There’s a yawn on the loose! Can Gabby stop that yawn from spreading the snooze, or will it be lights out for Never Sleeping City?