Time for Bed, Sleepyhead
By Daniel Amen / Zondervan
Time for Bed Sleepyhead by Dr. Daniel Amen and illustrated by Gail Yerrill is a melodic bedtime book that uses techniques to make children comfy-cozy in bed, so they can drift off into the peaceful sleep. Parents will delight in reading aloud the story of Anteater, Kitty, Puppy, Llama, Lion Cub, Emu, and Seal’s big day at the beach before they come home to eat dinner, take their baths, and head to bed, as their children fall gently to sleep alongside them. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.
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Time for Bed, Sleepyhead is a children’s bedtime storybook intended for children in 4-8 age range. The design of this book is to enable the child to peacefully fall asleep with cozy and happy images which follow them into their dreams. In addition, it also helps them to exercise their imagination by seeing the characters, environment, and activities which the parent/reader is describing to them as they drift off to sleep. The illustrations found on each page help to set the scene of the characters and their environment. Each character appears to have soft and fluffy fur, just right for cuddling.
I really loved the illustrations throughout Time for Bed, Sleepyhead. They made me think of the characters as live fluffy stuffed animals that are so soft and cozy; I could actually feel the softness of the characters through the illustrations. The content is simple and fun to read. I read Time for Bed, Sleepyhead to my 2-year old son. I believe the story did cause him to be sleepy and want to go to bed. However, I read it an hour before his regular scheduled bedtime. Next time I will read it closer to the time he actually goes to bed. I recommend Time for Bed, Sleepyhead to all parents and children of all ages.