Time for Bed, Sleepyhead – The Falling Asleep Book

There is no better way to end the day than with a snuggle and a bedtime story.  It’s at bedtime that my children will start to tell me all about their day, their hopes and their dreams and I share with them a new bedtime story.  “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” will help your little one relax and drift off into a peaceful sleep.


“Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” written by child psychiatrist, Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D., was created to help your child fall asleep. It is the story of a little bear who doesn’t want to go to sleep. After tucking Little Bear into bed, Mama Bear begins to tell him a wonderful story about a day at the beach with his friend. At the end of the day, the friends return home and get ready for bed where they fall asleep.

The artist, Gail Yerrill, has created beautiful images that capture the imagination of any child. The characters are cuddly, reminding the children of several toys that they already own. The colours are soft and calming. I love how the illustrator shows how each character is getting more tired as the day progresses, subtly suggesting to your little one that it’s time to start closing those weary eyes.

When I first received the book, I assumed that it was simply just another bedtime story. There is a comment from the author at the beginning of the story that offers suggestions on how to use this book. The book contains specific suggestions that will help your child fall asleep. I was still a little confused as to how this book worked. I read it with my daughter, who still struggles with falling asleep. I assumed that she would be asleep before I finished the story, I was wrong. She was still awake, but noticeably more relaxed.

The story is simple, no great mystery to solve or danger to escape. It’s simply about a lazy day at the beach with friends, something most children can relate to. The author describes each event in such a way that your little one can visualize the story in his mind’s eye.  “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” is a calming book to share with your little one at bedtime.

For more information on “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” please visit Zondervan Publishing.

*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for for my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.


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