Thursday, September 8, 2016

Time For Bed, Sleepyhead!

Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book 


September 6, 2016

by Dr. Daniel Amen (Author)

Gail Yerrill (Illustrator)

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310758228

Ten-time New York Times bestselling author and child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen teams up with artist Gail Yerrill to create a book that helps facilitate sleep. Time for Bed, Sleepyhead pairs whimsical illustrations with storytelling techniques to tire your child’s imagination in order to help them settle down at bedtime and fall asleep.

Read aloud the story of little bear and his friends as they have a big day at the beach, then return home to eat dinner, take their baths, and head to bed, falling gently to sleep alongside your little one.

My thoughts:  TIME FOR BED, SLEEPYHEAD is an adorably illustrated story book guaranteed to put even parents and grandparents to sleep. Even my teenage daughter was yawning by the time she finished reading it.  Have a favorite child who just doesn't know when to quit?  Try reading TIME FOR BED, SLEEPYHEAD and see if it works for you. 

The story is adorable, told rather than shown (maybe that is why it is sleep inducing) and there are yawns for the reader to insert as they read which makes the child yawn when they see their caregiver yawning! (It makes me yawn just writing it!) 

I absolutely LOVED the pictures of stuffed animal characters enjoying the day at the beach. My children remembered who was who better than I did, I had to go back and look at the cast of characters to see who Chloe or Shakespeare or others were and then we'd look for them on each page to see what they were doing. 

If you are looking for a bedtime story, then TIME FOR BED, SLEEPYHEAD is definitely one to consider. 5 stars. 

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